Air France

May 23, 2011 - 11:40am
Recovery crews pull the remains of Flight 447’s avionics bay from the South A...

Both Airbus and the French BEA (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses) have denied reaching any conclusions about the June 1, 2009, crash of Air France Flight 447, following reports in the French media that Airbus advised its customers that investigators had found no technical faults with the accident aircraft, an A330-200 that crashed into the South Atlantic on June 1, 2009, implying human error.

April 4, 2011 - 9:56am
In the most recent search to find the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, Fren...

The fourth campaign to find the wreckage of Air France Flight 447 has finally yielded positive results, as crews who resumed search operations on March 25 identified large aircraft subassemblies off the Brazilian coast on Sunday. All 228 aboard the Airbus A330-200 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris died when it crashed on June 1, 2009.

March 25, 2011 - 10:25am
Debris from the missing Air France A330-200 recovered from the Atlantic Ocean...

A fourth search campaign to find out what happened to Air France Flight 447 on June 1, 2009, has begun off the Brazilian coast in the South Atlantic Ocean. Wreck-location operations will take place from the Alucia, a ship with three small, unmanned submarines onboard that left the harbor of Suape, Brazil, on March 22. All 228 aboard the Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris died in the crash.

January 28, 2011 - 7:16am
Air France has asked a committee consisting of management and union represent...

Management and union representatives at Air France have started to digest 35 safety recommendations delivered to them on January 24 by the team of experts commissioned by the French flag carrier in December 2009 to conduct an independent review of its safety standards and procedures.

January 13, 2011 - 2:22am

Management and union representatives at Air France have started to digest 35 safety recommendations delivered to them on January 24 by the team of experts commissioned by the French flag carrier in December 2009 to conduct an independent review of its safety standards and procedures.

December 10, 2010 - 6:14am
Although the BEA has identified jammed pitot tubes as a contributing factor i...

The effort to find out what happened to Air France Flight 447 on June 1, 2009 seemed all but over in France, when the government announced the launch of a fourth search campaign and the airline pointed a finger of responsibility at Airbus. All 228 aboard the Airbus A330-200 flying from Rio to Paris died when it crashed into the South Atlantic.

December 10, 2010 - 5:48am
A titanium wear strip from a Continental Airlines DC-10 burst one of the Air ...

Unfazed by pressure from various aviation alphabet groups concerned about the “criminalization” of aircraft accidents, a French court this week found a Continental Airlines mechanic guilty of involuntary manslaughter for his role in the July 25, 2000, crash of an Air France Concorde outside Paris.

December 6, 2010 - 11:12am

A French court found Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics guilty of manslaughter for their roles in the crash of an Air France Concorde SST shortly after takeoff from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on July 25, 2000. Judge Dominique Andreassier ordered Continental to pay a €200,000 ($268,000) fine and €1 million ($1.34 million) in damages to Air France.

December 6, 2010 - 8:00am

A Paris court ruled yesterday that Continental Airlines was "criminally responsible" for the crash of the Air France Concorde in July 2000, which killed 113. The court fined the airline EU200,000 ($268,000) and ordered that it pay Air France EU1 million ($1.34 million). A Continental mechanic was given a 15-month suspended sentence, while another mechanic and three French officials were cleared.

December 1, 2010 - 6:55am

The lawyer representing Air France in the June 1, 2009, Airbus A330 accident case has transmitted to the investigating magistrate in France a memorandum that endeavors to demonstrate the carrier did its best to rectify problems with its fleet’s pitot speed probes when they appeared in 2008. In the document, Airbus appears slow to answer Air France’s requests for fixing the issue.

 
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