Cost cutting by commercial airlines has led to a worrying rise in inexperienced pilots.
Understanding the psychology of tragedies need not involve knee-jerk prejudice.
It takes two people to launch a nuclear missile - it's time the same level of safety returned to the cockpit.
Tabloid assumptions that depression lay behind the Germanwings tragedy are damagingly premature.
The aims of safety and security are not always on the same team, sometimes with disastrous results.
In light of another tragic airline crash, it's natural to ask whether air travel is becoming less safe. In fact, air travel is safer than at almost any point in history.
The mountainous terrain of the crash site of Germanwings flight 4U9525 will be a challenge for recovering the 150 people killed in the accident.
The European Alps where Flight 4U 9525 crashed -- killing 150 onboard -- are known by pilots to be a hazardous place. Just one of many things a pilot must consider during any air emergency.
The crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 in the Alps with the loss of 150 lives will have left grieving families wanting answers, but all we can do is wait.