Lufthansa is considering setting up a task force to evaluate implementing random medical checks of pilots to improve safety in the cockpit, Lufthansa spokesperson Barbara Schaedler told ATW in an email. The move comes in the aftermath of the March 24 crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 into the southern French Alps while on a scheduled flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, which killed all 150 people on board. The investigation revealed the co-pilot intentionally downed the ...

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