Pilots Land a Lufthansa Plane in Leipzig

Pilots Land a Lufthansa Plane in Leipzig

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Lufthansa has dropped plans for a 480-strong fleet and will now make do with about 80 aircraft fewer than that through 2016, meaning it will require about 1,000 fewer pilots, based on an average need of 12.5 cockpit crew per plane.