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    Germany's Air Safety Enforcement One of Europe's Worst

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    Germany's air safety enforcement is one of the worst in the European Union, The Wall Street Journal said, citing a confidential reports by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Germany, that has one of the most developed economy in Europe, and several most popular air hub, including the international Frankfurt Airport, has 18 unresolved security problems, which is more than in some far less wealthy countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia and Albania, the news outlet reported Sunday.

    The EASA, partly based on an audit of German aviation authority, the Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA), noted that there are some serious violations of aircraft crew training standards, as well as compliance with the restriction on their work time.

    The news comes over a year since the Germanwings Airbus A320 flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in a remote area of the French Alps killing all 150 people on board. According to the information from the plane’s black boxes, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane after locking the pilot out of the cockpit.

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    safety, civil aviation, Airbus A320, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Germany, Europe
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