VILLEPINTE, France – The CEO of EADS' defense and security division said Wednesday that the European company ...
June 16, 2010Admin
PARIS — Airbus knew since at least 2002 about problems with the type of speed sensor that malfunctioned on an Air France passenger plane that went down in June, the Associated Press has learned. But air safety authorities did not order their replacement until after the crash, which killed all ...
September 21, 2009Admin
The focus at the Paris Air Show on Friday swung away from the wheeling and dealing of industry executives and back to the products they are peddling _ with aviation geeks lined up outside the Le Bourget airfield as the gates opened to the public.After four industry days, The Associated ...
June 19, 2009Admin
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Autopsies have revealed fractures in the legs, hips, and arms of Air France disaster victims, injuries that - coupled with the large pieces of wreckage pulled from the Atlantic - strongly suggest the plane broke up in the air, experts said yesterday. With more than 400 ...
June 17, 2009Admin
PARIS (AP) — Air France had not acted on a recommendation to change airspeed-detecting instruments on Flight 447 before the plane crashed in turbulent weather, the French agency investigating the disaster said Saturday.The French accident investigation agency, BEA, found the doomed plane received inconsistent airspeed readings by different instruments as ...
June 6, 2009Admin
RECIFE, Brazil – Searchers found two bodies and the first confirmed debris — a briefcase containing an Air France Flight 447 ticket — in the Atlantic Ocean near where the jetliner is believed to have crashed, a Brazil military official said Saturday. ...
June 6, 2009Admin
PARIS — French and Brazilian search teams have found no debris confirmed to have come from the Airbus A330 that vanished over the Atlantic, officials said Friday. Confusion broke out after Brazilian officials said Thursday that a helicopter had plucked from the sea an airplane ...
June 5, 2009Admin
PARIS—A mini-submarine that explored the undersea wreckage of the Titanic is being whisked across the Atlantic to help retrieve the flight recorders of Air France Flight 447. The French marine research institute Ifremer said Thursday it has pulled the ship Pourquoi Pas? (Why Not?) off a research mission in the ...
June 4, 2009Admin
PARIS -- Three young Irish doctors, all close friends, enjoying a two-week vacation together in Brazil. That's how their families want to remember Aisling Butler, 26, Jane Deasy, 27, and Eithne Walls, 29 _ three of the 228 passengers who met with tragedy ...
June 2, 2009Admin
For many of us, the New Year is about making resolutions -- but for rival planemakers Airbus SA and Boeing Co., 2009 will be about keeping promises.Both face production challenges in getting their delayed flagship jets to airline customers who are eager to put newer, less fuel-hungry jets into ...
January 12, 2009Admin