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Germanwings crash prompts airlines to introduce new airline safety rules

Airlines across the world to change safety policies
Airlines across the world to change safety policies

 Some airlines are to change their rules to ensure two crew members are present in cockpits at all times, after a co-pilot appeared to lock the pilot out of the cockpit and deliberately crash a Germanwings plane into the French Alps this week, killing all 150 on board.

The new procedures will mean that two crew members must always be present on the flight deck.

Air Canada, Westjet and charter airline Air Transat, Norwegian Air Shuttle, major German airlines including Lufthansa and Air Berlin, easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Virgin and Thomas Cook have all confirmed they are changing their safety policies.

See also: Germanwings and Lufthansa shares drop after plane crash in the Alps

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