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French pilot union suspends participation in AF447 investigation
4 August 2011

French pilot union suspends participation in AF447 investigation

4 August 2011

The French airline pilot union SNPL  (Syndicat National des Pilotes de Ligne) suspended their participation in the Air France Flight 447 accident investigation after expressing concerns about the recent progress report published by BEA. In a statement on their website, SNPL said that the confidence in BEA is “seriously damaged” because the BEA progress report […]

EASA proposes Airbus Flight Control Primary Computer software update in wake of AF447 accident

3 August 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is proposing an Airworthiness Directive for an Airbus A330/A340 Flight Control Primary Computer (FCPC) software update in the wake of the fatal accident involving Air France flight AF447. EASA states that it has been determined that, when there are significant differences between all airspeed sources, the flight controls of an […]

BEA releases third interim report on AF447 accident

29 July 2011

The French BEA releases the third interim report in the course of their investigation into the cause of the fatal accident involving an Air France Airbus A330 in the Atlantic Ocean. The third BEA Interim Report will be published on Friday 29 July 2011. This report will present the exact circumstances of the accident with an […]

BEA publishes AF447 investigation update

27 May 2011

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) released an update with factual findings of their investigation into the AF447 accident. Faced with the regular disclosure of partial and often approximate information since 16 May, the BEA wished to publish the update  so as to inform the families of the victims and the public about the first facts established, […]

AF447 flight recorders arrive in Paris for analysis

14 May 2011

The flight recorders of Air France flight 447 have been lifted from the Ocean and have been transported to a BEA facility in France. In the week following May 3, 2011 several parts of the wreckage of the Air France Airbus A330 have been lifted from the Ocean. Flight recorders, parts from the avionics bay […]

Parts of FDR found in AF447 underwater search

28 April 2011

During the underwater search for the wreckage of Air France Flight 447 which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in June 2o09, an ROV found the chassis of the airplane’s Flight Data Recorder (FDR).   The chassis didn not contain the Crash Survivable Memory Unit (CSMU) that contains the data. It was surrounded by debris from other […]

France to resume search for AF447 wreckage in Atlantic Ocean

4 February 2011

The French government said that another attempt to find the wreckage of an Air France A330 (FLight AF447) that crashed in the mid-Atlantic in June 2009 would begin in March. The new campaign is based on the strategy of systematically searching all of the zones that have not yet been explored by means of sonar […]

ATSB concludes investigation into unreliable airspeed indication incident involving an Airbus A330

27 January 2011

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) concluded their investigation into an unreliable airspeed indication incident involving an Airbus A330. On 28 October 2009, an Airbus A330-202 aircraft, registered VH-EBA, was being operated as Jetstar flight 12 on a scheduled passenger service from Narita, Japan to Coolangatta, Australia. Soon after entering cloud at 39,000 ft, there […]

BEA releases second interim report on Air France Airbus A330 accident

17 December 2009

The French accident investigating agency BEA released the second interim report of their investigation into the fatal Air France Airbus A330 accident in June 2009. The airplane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board. This report covers further analysis of: – the elements of wreckage recovered, – the meteorological situation, – the […]