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Archive | June, 2009

Accidents & Incidents 5.25.09 – 5.31.09

Saturday, June 6, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 25 May.

Broadcasting Flight Data Seen as Possible & Inevitable

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 — David Evans

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With some of the wreckage of Air France flight 447 now spotted floating on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the search is on for the submerged cockpit voice and flight data recorders (CVR/FRD). The information hopefully recorded should shed light on what happened the night of 31 May to bring the jetliner down amidst […]

Difficulty Locating Lost Jet’s Flight Recorders Shows Need for Upgraded Technology

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 — David Evans

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Difficulty Locating Lost Jet’s Flight Recorders Shows Need for Upgraded Technology

The search is on for the cockpit voice and flight data recorders (CVR/FDR) from the Air France A330 lost on the night of 31 May. The airplane, with 216 passengers and 12 crew and operated as flight 447, was lost in an area of known thunderstorm activity in the so-called inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) on […]

Flying: The Choices We Make

Monday, June 1, 2009 — David Evans

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By Don Cruikshank The writer is a commercial airline pilot with a major carrier. The crash of Colgan Air, operated as Continental Express flight 3407, has stunned the travelling public and sparked a heated discussion (see Air Safety Journal, ‘Crash Investigation Reveals Gaps in Airline Safety System’). But, from my perspective as a commercial airline […]

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