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Controversy over AF447 transcript releaseupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 21:12:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to author Jean-Pierre Otelli about his book that reveals the last moments in the AF447 cockpit.

Autopilots may dull skills of pilots, committee saysupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 20:01:00

Long hours flying under computer control may have dulled the skills of airline flight crews, according to a U.S. advisory board that recommends more manual flight time for pilots.

Does auto-pilot make flying less safe?updated: Thu Sep 01 2011 20:01:00

An FAA report says pilots rely on auto-pilot too much, sometimes with fatal consequences. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Q&A: Has mystery of Flight 447 been solved?updated: Fri Jul 29 2011 06:23:00

Almost two years after Air France Flight 447 plunged into the southern Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 people aboard, investigators have released a report on what they believe caused the crash.

Flight 447 sparks black box rethinkupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 05:13:00

It should become easier to find flight data recorders in the wake of the Air France Flight 447 disaster, an aviation industry expert says.

How black boxes survived plane crashupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 05:13:00

John Bolton, president of Honeywell's Air Transport business, explains how its black boxes survived two years underwater.

Q&A: Will the mystery of Flight 447 be solved?updated: Mon Jun 06 2011 10:39:00

Over two years after Air France Flight 447 plunged into the southern Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 people aboard, investigators are edging closer to determining what caused the crash.

2009: Plane's final momentsupdated: Tue May 31 2011 07:54:00

From July 2009: The Air France plane that crashed with 228 people aboard "went straight down," an investigator said.

75 additional bodies recovered from Air France crash after 2 yearsupdated: Tue May 31 2011 07:54:00

Seventy-five additional bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil two years ago, more than doubling the number of remains that have been found, the vice-president of the French victims' association told CNN Tuesday.

Passengers panic, pray as plane makes emergency landing in Singaporeupdated: Mon May 16 2011 14:44:00

Panicking passengers turned to prayer as a Cathay Pacific flight with one engine ablaze made an emergency landing in Singapore on Monday, witnesses said.

Air France crash 'flight recorder' part foundupdated: Tue May 03 2011 06:18:00

Search teams have found a part of the crucial "data recorders" of the Air France flight which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, says France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA).

Crucial 'memory unit' from 2009 Air France crash recoveredupdated: Sun May 01 2011 16:40:00

The memory unit that may tell why an Air France jet plunged into the Atlantic nearly two years ago was recovered from the bottom of the ocean Sunday, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) said.

Tail of Air France jet found in Atlanticupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 16:41:00

Search teams have found the tail section of Air France Flight 447, two years after the jet plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, victims' families say.

France to search again for downed jetupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 11:42:00

Search crews plan to look for a fourth time for the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the southern Atlantic Ocean two years ago.

Search to resume for Air France 447updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 08:56:00

A new operation will begin next year to find the debris of Air France Flight 447, which mysteriously crashed into the southern Atlantic Ocean last year, French officials said.

People.com: Found! Teen Sailor Abby Sunderland Is Safe and Wellupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 12:28:00

The 16-year-old sailing solo around the world, believed lost, was spotted in the Indian Ocean

One year on, families of Air France victims seek answersupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 07:04:00

On the one-year anniversary marking the crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people when it fell into the Atlantic Ocean, victims' families will push for more thorough searches and more evidence, a family activist said Monday.

Crash survivor's family arrives in Tripoliupdated: Thu May 13 2010 21:24:00

Seventy Dutch passengers were among the 103 people killed in Wednesday's plane crash in Libya, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Fate or fluke? Air crash sole survivorsupdated: Thu May 13 2010 20:13:00

Some will see it as divine intervention, others a simple quirk of fate, fortune or physics, but one boy's cheating of death in an air crash in Libya this week adds another name to a small roll call of aviation disaster sole survivors.

Child is lone survivor in Libya plane crashupdated: Thu May 13 2010 07:36:00

An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash in Libya, airline officials said Wednesday.

Air France probe narrows search areaupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 22:13:00

Investigators seeking the cause of the mysterious crash of an Air France jet last year have significantly narrowed the area they are searching to find the wreckage, a top official said.

Air France crash remains a mystery as latest report releasedupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 10:43:00

Investigators probing the June crash of an Air France flight in the Atlantic Ocean still do not know what brought the plane down, who was at the controls when it crashed, or what the pilots did in the moments leading up to the disaster, according to a new report released Thursday.

Air France crash report set for releaseupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 01:42:00

Investigators probing the June crash of an Air France flight off Brazil will release their second interim report Thursday with a press briefing, officials said.

Air France jet hit trouble near AF447 crash siteupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 08:42:00

French investigators said they are looking into problems encountered by an Air France jet last month in nearly the same spot over the Atlantic where another Air France jet mysteriously crashed in June.

European air safety agency orders Airbus part checkedupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 08:31:00

A small part that tells computers on some highly-automated Airbus aircraft how fast the plane is flying became a concern again Wednesday.

FAA orders airplane part replaced after Air France crashupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 12:35:00

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered U.S. airlines Thursday to replace a part that has come under suspicion in the crash of Air France Flight 447.

Analysis: Air France crash mystery deepensupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 13:17:00

If there was ever any question over the importance of finding the black boxes from Air France flight 447 then there is certainly none now.

Air France plane did not break up in flight - reportupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 14:51:00

The Air France plane that crashed a month ago off the coast of Brazil "did not break up or become destroyed in flight," but bellyflopped intact into the Atlantic Ocean, the French air investigation agency announced Thursday.

Rescuers spot wreckage of plane that crashedupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 02:04:00

Rescuers on Tuesday spotted the wreckage of a Yemeni jet that crashed in the Indian Ocean off the island nation of Comoros, the country's Vice President Idi Nadhoim said.

Child remains only survivorupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 12:21:00

A toddler is so far the only survivor from a downed Yemeni jet. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Child found alive after plane crashes in seaupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 03:47:00

Searchers have recovered the bodies of three people who were aboard a Yemenia Airways jet that crashed off the coast of Comoros in the Indian Ocean, a spokesman for Yemen's Civil Aviation department said Tuesday.

Child survives plane crashupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 03:47:00

A young child was recovered alive from a Yemeni jet crash in the Indian Ocean.

Airbus crash: EU concerned about airlineupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 09:45:00

The airline operating an Airbus A310-300 jet that crashed in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday with 153 people aboard was being monitored by EU authorities, according to France's transport minister.

Air disaster recoveriesupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 10:56:00

A look at aviation disasters shows a daunting recovery task ahead with Air France Flight 447. Mary Snow reports

Why satellites didn't find missing planeupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 10:56:00

Cars have Global Positioning System devices to pinpoint where drivers are when they get lost, so why can't GPS be used to locate the exact position of planes when the worst happens?

Flight 447 investigators deny black box 'signal' claimsupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 10:08:00

Accident investigators on Tuesday denied that a weak signal had been detected from the missing flight data recorders of the Air France airliner that plunged into the Atlantic earlier this month.

Eleven Air France victims identifiedupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 02:55:00

Eleven of the 50 bodies recovered from the crash of Air France Flight 447 this month over the Atlantic Ocean have been identified, Brazilian authorities said.

Several injured in Qantas incidentupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 01:43:00

Seven people were injured aboard a Qantas flight from Hong Kong, China, to Perth, Australia, after the jetliner hit turbulence over Borneo in Malaysia overnight, the airline said on Monday.

Air France pays $24,500 to crash victims' familiesupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 06:36:00

Air France will pay families about €17,500 ($24,500) in initial compensation for each victim of the crash of Flight 447 this month, the company's chief executive says.

Air France bodies had broken bones, official saysupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 12:19:00

At least some of the bodies recovered from the Air France crash this month had broken bones, Brazilian authorities have told French investigators, evidence that suggests the flight broke apart before hitting the ocean.

Paris air show takes flight amid grim economic skiesupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 07:31:00

Tail-diving passenger numbers, the long-delayed debut of a new jet and the ghost of Air France flight 447 haunts this week's Paris Air Show.

Airbus CEO speaks outupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 07:31:00

Tom Enders, President and CEO of Airbus, talks to CNN's Jim Boulden at the Paris Airshow.

Flight 447 crash could join list of mysteriesupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 14:59:00

As the possibility decreases that investigators will learn what happened to Air France Flight 447 on Monday over the Atlantic Ocean, the chance of it entering the folklore of mystery crashes grows.

Air France updateupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 09:36:00

More bodies are found from the crashed Air France plane as the search for flight recorders begin. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Flight 447 mystery likely to cast shadow over Paris Air Showupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 09:36:00

The world's premier air show takes place in Paris next week, with the recent loss of Air France flight 447 over the Atlantic Ocean likely to cast a shadow over the event.

Air France CEO: Don't assume sensors caused crashupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 06:08:00

There should be no assumed link between on-board speed sensors and the crash of Air France Flight 447 into the Atlantic Ocean last week, the airline's chief executive said Thursday.

Air France crash: What do we know?updated: Thu Jun 11 2009 06:57:00

In one way we know a huge amount about the loss of Air France flight 447 -- much more than is usual so soon after an accident. But in another, we know nothing at all.

Two jets land safely after fire outbreaksupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 03:25:00

A Jetstar flight with 203 passengers and crew aboard landed safely in Guam early Thursday after a fire broke out in the plane's cockpit, the airline said.

Air crash bodies arrive at DNA labupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 00:44:00

The first bodies to be recovered from the crash of Air France 447 arrived at a Brazilian Air Force base in Recife, Brazil, Wednesday, the air force announced.

Island paradise now hub for recovering passenger remainsupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 09:04:00

Turbulence shakes the small aircraft as it dips through storm clouds. Fernando de Noronha first appears as a dot surrounded by a leaden-colored ocean.

Total of 41 bodies recovered from Air France 447 crashupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 23:32:00

Forty-one bodies have been recovered from the crash of Air France Flight 447, the Brazilian Navy Command and Aeronautical Command said Tuesday.

17 bodies found from lost Air France planeupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 22:15:00

Seventeen bodies have been recovered from last week's crash of an Air France jetliner off the South American coast, Brazil's military said Sunday.

Airbus: Lost jet had inconsistent airspeed dataupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 18:46:00

Automated messages sent from Air France Flight 447 just before it crashed Monday indicate the plane's systems were providing contradictory information about its airspeed, the jet's manufacturer said on Friday.

Could lightning have brought down Air France plane?updated: Wed Jun 03 2009 04:11:00

The mysterious disappearance of Flight AF 447 over the Atlantic Ocean has fueled speculation among aviation experts about what caused the state-of-the-art airliner to come down.

Why did plane vanish?updated: Wed Jun 03 2009 04:11:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on what's known about the vanished Air France flight and what could have caused it.

Wreckage foundupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 17:08:00

Paula Newton looks at reports that wreckage found in the Atlantic could be from a missing airliner.

Air France: Missing plane probably crashed into Atlanticupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 22:33:00

The jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that disappeared overnight as it entered an area of strong turbulence probably crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, the CEO of Air France said Monday.

A330-200: Ultra-modern and extremely safeupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 18:24:00

Launched in 1995, the Airbus A330-200 is the newest member of the European aircraft manufacturer's twinjet family.

Missing airline timelineupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 18:24:00

CNN's Richard Quest on why it took so long to announce that the Air France jet was missing.

Qantas to compensate for problem flightupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 01:01:00

The Australian airline Qantas plans to offer refunds and other compensation to passengers who were on a jet that suddenly changed altitude this week, injuring 74 people, the airline said Thursday.

40 hurt in mid-air jet 'incident' in Australiaupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 08:58:00

An Australian airliner suddenly changed altitude Tuesday, injuring about 40 people, including some who suffered fractures and cuts, officials said.

Northrop Grumman gets $40B deal to replace Air Force tankersupdated: Sat Mar 01 2008 22:28:00

The U.S. Air Force on Friday announced one of the largest military acquisition programs in U.S. history, saying the service had chosen Northrop Grumman over Boeing to replace its aging air refueling tanker fleet.

Renault in Davosupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 13:23:00

CNN's Charles Hodson talks with Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

AirAsia X delays launchupdated: Tue Mar 13 2007 12:04:00

AirAsia X, the region's newest budget airline, has shelved plans for a July launch.

Countdown to the superjumboupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 08:50:00

Over the coming months, Business Traveller will keep you up to date with the plane's progress as the first superjumbos come off the production line.

Fortune: Styling at 40,000 feetupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 14:31:00

No matter where you're headed this summer, getting there by plane will be far from a vacation. Thanks to cost-cutting efforts by struggling American carriers, the number of flights within the United States is down by some 5 percent this year.

Qantas jet makes emergency landingupdated: Sun Aug 21 2005 01:23:00

A Qantas Airlines plane has made an emergency landing in Osaka, Japan, because of suspected smoke in the cargo hold, the airline said.

'Superjumbo' A380 lands safelyupdated: Tue Apr 26 2005 22:58:00

The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, has landed safely in Toulouse, France after making its first test flight.

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