New ‘rule of two’ in jet cockpits

Following the tragic Airline crash earlier this week by the Germanwings aircraft in the South of France, airlines across the globe have ordered there should be two people in the cockpit at all times. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into the ground near Seyne-les-Alpes, …

Airbus A340 deliberately Crashed

Evidence from the recently recovered black box in the crashed Airbus showed that the co-pilot “deliberately” destroyed the plane as passengers screamed in terror behind him. At a press conference,  Brice Robin, the procureur examining judge said that the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 28, intentionally put the plane into a descent while the pilot was out …

Tragic Aircrash in French Alps

All 150 passengers and crew aboard the Germanwings Airbus A320 are feared dead in a tragic aircrash in the French Alps. The Airbus A320 crashed in the southern French Alps close to Digne-les-Bains, in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, and it is believed that all the passengers and the crew are feared dead. In a TV statement, President François Hollande …

Garage Bug Sells at 1 Centime

A funny story that I read today in the newspaper L’Independant about a garage that was selling petrol for just 1 Centime a litre. A bug in the system at the pumps of the Dyneff automatic site on the Carcassonne-Narbonne road at Capendu, Aude, meant drivers were able to get their fill and save more …

companies to make appliances that last longer

A new French government decree came into effect this week, which will force manufacturers to inform customers how long they expect mobile phone, television, or any other appliance to last. This is a plan that is aimed at fighting planned obsolence, when manufactures design a product with a limited lifespan, so that consumers have to …

More Rail Strikes announced

The French trade union, the CGT announced yesterday that French train passengers are set to suffer the effects of a new strike, which is set to kick off at 7pm on Monday 9th of March and run to 8am on Wednesday the 11th. Workers will protest against the same reform package that prompted 12 days …

France to cut 22,000 Jobs in Hospitals

The Health minister, Marisol Touraine has unveiled France’s plan to save billions on health spending. Marisol Touraine has announced that 22,000 jobs will not be filled once staff in those positions either retire or quit over the next 2 years.  At the same time, many of the posts that are currently filled by temporary or …