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All Airbus A380 airplanes must be checked for cracks in the wings, the European Aviation Safety Agency ordered Wednesday.

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Iceland volcano turns day into nightupdated: Wed May 25 2011 12:04:00

iReporter Amber Casterlin describes waking up to find everything near her Iceland hotel covered in volcanic ash.

Can airlines be ranked for safety?updated: Mon Oct 18 2010 12:10:00

Every once in a while, air travelers call up the Flight Safety Foundation and ask: Which airline should I fly? Is this one considered statistically safer than another?

Budget airline unveils ash cloud detectorupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 21:14:00

British budget airline easyJet unveiled a volcanic ash detector on Friday that it says will allow aircraft to safely navigate around potentially lethal ash clouds.

Airline unveils ash cloud detectorupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 21:14:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee explains EasyJet's hi-tech plan to detect dangerous ash clouds.

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.

Search for Flight 447 data recorders to resumeupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 07:17:00

Air accident investigators are to resume the search for the flight data recorders from an Air France airliner that mysteriously crashed off Brazil six months ago, according to media reports Sunday.

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.

Europe's pilots stage protest over flying hoursupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 10:43:00

Airline pilots and cabin crew across Europe are holding demonstrations Monday to protest over rules governing their flying hours which they say are putting the lives of passengers at risk.

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.

Airbus urges airlines to swap plane speed sensorsupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 09:04:00

Airbus has urged airlines to replace most of the European-made speed sensors on their A330 and A340 planes for more "consistent" ones made in the U.S.

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.

'Urgent' repair recommended for some Boeing 777 enginesupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 13:21:00

Federal transportation safety officials Wednesday issued an "urgent" recommendation calling for a redesign of a component on some Boeing 777 aircraft engines -- a component blamed for two major mishaps in the past year.

CNNMoney: Airbus A380 said to be safe to flyupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 11:09:00

The world's largest airliner, the Airbus A380 superjumbo, was declared Tuesday safe to fly commercial services, capping six years of development marred by delays in deliveries to airlines.

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