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Air France 447

The Sniff of Politics on Flight 447

Wil Hylton | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Wil Hylton

The French government owns a substantial share of both Air France and Airbus, totaling more than $4 billion, and many experts believe it is questionable for a government to investigate a company it owns.

Investigators Reveal Official Cause Of Air France 447 Crash

Posted 07.05.2012 | Travel

A French government investigation into the crash of Air France Flight 447 has found that pilot errors in the wake of technical problems were responsib...

How Panic Doomed Air France Flight 447

Jeff Wise | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Jeff Wise

How, in the age of satellite navigation and instantaneous global communication, could a state-of-the art airliner simply vanish?

'Damn It, We're Going To Crash:' Final Words Of Air France 447 Crew

www.dailymail.co.uk | Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

A new book has revealed the final words of the cockpit crew of doomed Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the South Atlantic off the coast of Br...

75 More Bodies Pulled From Air France Wreckage

AOL Travel News | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel

A French search team has pulled 75 more bodies from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which crashed en route to Paris on June 1, 2009. Reuters...

Letter From Paris: Air France Flight 447

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.16.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

Père-Lachaise is the largest cemetery in Paris at 118.6 acres and is said to be the world's most visited home to the dead. It was with some surprise that while taking a stroll there, we came across a memorial to the victims of Air France Flight 447.

Air France Flight 447 Mystery and Aviation History

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.06.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Despite the fact that no one yet knows what happened to Flight 447, the French government recently filed manslaughter charges against Airbus and Air France.

New Air France Wreckage Discovered, Raising Hopes For Answers

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 06.03.2011 | World

PARIS — Underwater search teams have located pieces of an Air France plane that crashed in the Atlantic in 2009, French investigators said Sunda...

Air France 447 Lawsuit Alleges Cockpit Computers Caused Disaster

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

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Craplex Cockpit Computers 8 -- Unsafe At Any Speed

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

British FAA: Cockpit Computers Unfit For Human Consumption 2 Hal beats Dave at chess ...

Craplex Cockpit Computers 5: Unsafe At Any Speed

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John T. Halliday

The British FAA Exposes Cheap-ass Airline Executives

Craplex Cockpit Computers 7 -- Unsafe At Any Speed

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

Airline cockpit computers have been oversold and understudied. Pilots can focus on more important parts of flying, but do they understand the computer well enough to control the plane's flight path?

Solar EMP and the Mystery of Air France 447

Lawrence E. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lawrence E. Joseph

By scientific consensus, solar EMP blasts will next climax in ferocity and frequency late in 2012 or early 2013. Might be a good idea to harden sensitive electronic components before then.

Craplex Cockpit Computers 6 -- Unsafe At Any Speed

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

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Craplex Cockpit Computers 3 -- Unsafe At Any Speed

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

British CAA Exposes Egocentric Cockpit Computer Designers Wanna know why I write this column...

Air France Jet Suffers 5,000 Foot Plunge At Same Spot As Doomed Brazil Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS -- French aviation investigators are examining an emergency distress call from an Air France flight hit by turbulence last month, saying it coul...

Fear Of Flying: Top Ten Most Mysterious Airplane Incidents

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Glynnis MacNicol

The most recent addition to this list is last week's report of Northwest Airlines Flight 188 plane, which overshot its destination by 150 miles.

Software Snakes On Planes 3 -- The Phone Interview

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

Homer Simpson Autothrottles A phone conversation between literary agent Sam Fleishma...

Air France 447: Live Special Investigation

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

Dumb airplane computers down, and let pilots be pilots. Or trust your family's lives to mutinous electrons over human neurons.

Air France 447: A Cockpit China Syndrome

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

My conclusions about the causes of the Air France 447 tragedy have been shaped not just by my decades as an international airline captain and cockpit computer analyst, but by learning from world-class experts. Here are a few of their voices.

HAL -- The Cockpit Serial Killer

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John T. Halliday

Let's shift the balance of power in the cockpit back to humans. As MIT's R. John Hansman explains, "Less is more." Dumb cockpit computers down; let pilots be pilots

Air France 447: A Cockpit China Syndrome

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

You feel silly; you Googled the odds of dying in a plane crash: one in thirteen million. You'll take those. But then again, pilots don't call these 'Scarebuses' for nothing.

Air France Flight 447 Did Not Break Up, Fell Intact Into Sea: French Investigator

AP | GREG KELLER and EMMA VANDORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LE BOURGET, France — Air France Flight 447 slammed into the Atlantic Ocean, intact and belly first, at such a high speed that the 228 people abo...

Air France Flight 447 Search To Continue

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LE BOURGET, France — The arduous mid-Atlantic search for the remains of Air France Flight 447 will go on as long as there is hope of finding the...

Air France Speed Sensors Arrived Days Before Crash

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Air France received a delivery of new speed sensors for its Airbus SAS A330 planes just days before 228 people died in a crash that may have been trig...