At Lufthansa's technical training center in Hamburg, trainees need sharp eyes. When it comes to aircraft upkeep, not even the tiniest nuts and bolts can be overlooked. The aim is to teach perfect maintenance procedures.
Questions are being asked about the mental health of a co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane. But pilot aptitude tests are designed to weed out such cases, expert Michael Müller tells DW.
The boss of German airline Lufthansa has said he is "stunned" that the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings flight appeared to have deliberately crashed the plane. Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed similar sentiments.
In his hometown of Montabaur, everyone has been talking about Andreas Lubitz. The townspeople have expressed complete shock over the tragedy.
German President Gauck has attended a memorial service for teachers and high school students killed in Tuesday's Germanwings crash. French investigators say the co-pilot deliberately caused the crash.