Air France 447

Flight AF447 Rio-Paris: Air France, Airbus to face trial?

Two years after its dismissal, the manslaughter case against Air France and Airbus in the crash of Flight AF447 could still be brought to court...


Air France-KLM to receive €3.4 billion in Dutch aid

Two months after France decided to grant €7 billion to the airline group, the Netherlands comes to the rescue of Air France-KLM with €3.4 billion in state aid....


Child stowaway found dead in Air France flight

The body of a child was found in the landing gear well of an Air France flight between Paris and Abidjan, Ivory Coast....


AF447: Manslaughter case against Air France, Airbus dismissed

The ten years of investigation into the crash of flight AF447 from Rio to Paris, which killed 228 passengers and crew members on June 1, 2009, could lead to no prosecution. The investigating judges have dismissed the case for manslaughter against Airbus and Air France....


AF447: Air France sent back to court, case dismissed for Airbus

The Paris Public Prosecutor has requested Air France to face trial for manslaughter and negligence in the training of pilots, following the crash in 2009 of flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris which killed 228 people. The Prosecutor also asked to dismiss a case against Airbus, whose A330-200 crashed in the middle of the Atlantic after an icing of the Pitot probes....


Air France 447: pilot union demands trial of “all parties”

Ten years after the crash of Air France AF447 flight, families of victims are still awaiting a trial. The SNPL, Air France’s main pilot union, demands that everyone involved in the crash to be sent to court....


Black Boxes: Why airplanes still manage to disappear?

Accidents such as Air France Flight 447 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have reminded on just how vital flight recorders, better known as aircraft black boxes, are for accident investigation and improving aviation safety… if you can find them first. So now, companies are introducing solutions....


This is your autopilot speaking: we’re going down!

Air France 447 and Air Asia Q8501 are clear cases where the crash was caused either by computer problems, or because of the interface between the onboard computers and the pilots. What should we do to avoid these accidents in the future?  ...