• Assessing pysche of Germanwings co-pilot   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:14 PM ET
    Assessing pysche of Germanwings co-pilot

    George Hamlin, President of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, says a material, adverse event in the life of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may be the reason behind his decision to crash the plane.

  • Change in cockpit policy needed: Pro   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    Change in cockpit policy needed: Pro

    John Goglia, Former NTSB Member and Writer at Aviation International News, recommends that a flight attendent stay in the cockpit when a co-pilot takes a break.

  • Autopilot: What it can and can't do Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    Pilot at controls of instrument panel

    CNBC explains exactly what the aircraft autopilot is, how it works and how safe it is.

  • Airbus A320: Legal implications for Lufthansa   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Airbus A320: Legal implications for Lufthansa

    French prosecutors have stated that the co-pilot on the Airbus A320 flight chose to deliberately crash the plane. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on what this might mean for Lufthansa.

  • Focus now on German cockpit policy: Expert Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps.

    The cockpit protocol at Germanwings will come under scrutiny as evidence emerges a pilot intentionally crashed Flight 9525, an aviation expert says.

  • Fmr. Continental Airlines CEO speaks on Germanwings crash

    CNBC contributor and former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune weighs in on comments made by Lufthansa CEO regarding the Germanwings jet crash.

  • 'We will not forget Andreas': Co-pilot’s flight club Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Rescue workers and gendarmerie continue their search operation near the site of the Germanwings plane crash on March 26, 2015 in La Seyne les Alpes, France.

    The co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, was a member of the LSC Westerwald flight club in Montabaur, Germany, the German news media reported.

  • French prosecutor: Co-pilot intended to 'destroy' jet Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:18 PM ET
    This photograph is reported to show Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot in front of the Golden Gate bridge.  His identity has been verified by a local German newspaper.

    The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed initiated the plane’s descent while he was alone in the cockpit, said the prosecutor.

  • What really happened on Airbus A320?   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    What really happened on Airbus A320?

    Reports suggest that one of the pilots on the Airbus A320 flight may have been locked out of the cockpit. With these rumors circulating, CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports the latest.

  • Lufthansa CEO 'speechless' after crash   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Lufthansa CEO 'speechless' after crash

    Carsten Spohr, CEO of Lufthansa, says everybody at the airline is completely "speechless" about how a plane in "spotless condition" could have crashed. CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports.

  • Airbus A320: Voice recordings extracted   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Airbus A320: Voice recordings extracted

    French investigators have announced that they have successfully extracted voice recordings from the flight's "black box". CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports the latest.

  • Time for airlines to drop fares?   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    Time for airlines to drop fares?

    Gordon Bethune, former Continental Air CEO, and Charlie Leocha, Travelers United chairman, debate whether falling oil prices should prompt airliners to reduce the price of a ticket.

  • Germanwings black box found   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Germanwings black box found

    Some Germanwings crew members are unwilling to fly right now, due to their shock at yesterday's crash. CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports the latest.

  • Plane lands safely in Russia after engine fails Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:26 AM ET
    A file picture of Boeing 737 passenger jets operated by UTAir Aviation

    A Boeing 737 plane carrying 78 passengers plus crew landed safely at the main airport in Russia's second city of St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

  • Investigators search for clues in Airbus crash Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash.

    Experts are examining the "black box" recorder found at the scene of the crash of the Germanwings Airbus plane to try to ascertain what happened.

  • Rescue efforts for Germanwings jet to resume at dawn

    Search operations at the remote crash site of Germanwings flight 4U9525 will resume at first light. NBC Reporter Claudio Lavanga reports from Seyne-les-Alpes.

  • Airbus A320 crash: The latest details   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Airbus A320 crash: The latest details

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach discusses the latest on the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash, with added comments from Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of Germanwings.

  • You've got to travel here in 2015   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    You've got to travel here in 2015

    TripAdvisor has released its seventh annual Travelers' Choice awards, which ranks the world's top rated travel destinations. Heading the list this year? Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Why low oil prices don't make airfare cheaper Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    An American Airlines ticket counter in Miami.

    The airline industry is increasingly looking like an oligopoly. For proof, look no further than airline ticket prices. New York Times reports.

  • Plane in French Alps crash had strong safety record Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 9:57 AM ET
    A Germanwings Airbus A320 registration D-AIPX is seen at the Berlin airport in this March 29, 2014 file photo. An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, police and aviation officials said.

    The Airbus A320 is flown by all the major U.S. airlines, reports NBC News.