Air France Flight 447

July 23, 2012 - 12:20pm
A330 sidestick

The final report on the crash of Air France Flight 447 is giving ergonomics specialists food for thought. One area of particular focus has been the stall warning, which the report says the crew ignored.

July 11, 2012 - 5:55am

Thales (Chalet S1) is here exhibiting its future cockpit concept: Odicis (one display for a cockpit interactive solution) with additional functions. Engineers have endeavored to make ground and air segments work together seamlessly in next-generation air traffic management (ATM) systems such as the Single European Sky and U.S. NextGen. The philosophy of Odicis is to have more information displayed and still make the crew’s job easier.

July 9, 2012 - 3:11pm

On July 5 the French BEA (Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses) released its much anticipated final report on

July 8, 2012 - 12:40pm
Flight 447 flight data recorder

In its final report into the loss of an Air France Airbus A330 over the South Atlantic on June 1, 2009, French air accident investigation agency BEA (Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses) has managed to explain most–but not all–of the pitch-up inputs by the pilot who was flying the aircraft at the time of the accident during the last minutes of Air France Flight 447.

July 5, 2012 - 3:53pm

France’s aviation accident investigation bureau (BEA) released its final report on the June 1, 2009 Air France Flight 447 Airbus A330 accident today.

April 30, 2012 - 4:30pm
Airbus Captain Jacques Drappier - photo by David Malley, Halldale Media

Robert Barnes, president of the International Association of Flight Training Professionals and a frequent presenter at the World Aviation Training Conference (WATS) alerted AIN to an important presentation on aircraft handling at the WATS event in Orlando last week (while AINSafety

November 14, 2011 - 5:49am

Astrium Star Airborne Data Service is at the Dubai Air Show promoting a new air-to-ground link that is designed to be faster and more relevant to airline safety economics, while also playing an important role in accident recovery and investigation.

August 8, 2011 - 9:20am
Air France and pilots' union SNPL both feel that an interim report into the m...

The French pilots’ union, SNPL, has withdrawn its participation in the ongoing investigation of Air France Flight 447 (AF447), the Airbus A330-200 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in June 2009.

August 1, 2011 - 7:50am
Recovery crews pull the remains of Flight 447’s avionics bay from the South A...

French air accident investigators have highlighted gaps in flight crew training and management in the latest report into the June 2009 crash of an Air France Airbus A330-200 on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

June 30, 2011 - 5:15am

When the French BEA released a partial cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcript of the Air France Flight 447 accident in late May, pundits wasted no time unleashing pointed analysis implicating the A330’s crew. The Airbus crashed into the South Atlantic, killing all 228 people aboard. Indeed, the edited details of the BEA seemed to offer few other possibilities.

 
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