After all the controversy over Air France AF447 a short ATSB report about a Jetstar incident shows how good safety cultures can avoid tragedy
A Coronial inquest into the deaths of two UK nationals who were on Air France AF447 when it crashed into the mid Atlantic ocean in 2009 has brought some critical issues in air safety into the public arena.
It should be obvious after the latest French safety authority report into an Air France incident, this time involving an A319 on approach to Tunis 0n 24 March last year, that Europe ought to give serious consideration to putting the airline on its no fly list, together with dodgy operators in Asia and Africa.
There is much to anticipate from today’s launch of Airline Ratings.com but there are some important questions to ask as well. Among them, why Air France and Jetstar have both received the highest order of safety rating, 7/7, placing them on the same level as Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand and about 141 […]
The French air safety investigator has released yet another damning report into a serious incident involving an Air France airliner, this time a Boeing 777-200 that was nearly flown into the ground approaching Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in November 2011.
More puzzlement as to how an Air France A330-200 could have been belly flopped into the mid-Atlantic in 2009 should add pressure on the French air safety investigator, the BEA, to release the full recording of the conversations in the cockpit of the doomed jet.
Had you been either inside this airliner, or watching from anywhere near the airport, you would have feared for your life or the lives of those on board. Unlike many of the breathless aviation scare stories that make it into the general media, this one would have been a genuine "I thought I was going to die" story.
Air France could be running up the white flag when it comes to full service domestic flights, something Qantas and Virgin are trying to resist in Australia
The Air France AF447 crash report is highly likely to be reassessed in 2013 with more emphasis on the bad blood between the pilots at the controls of the doomed jet which crashed into the mid Atlantic killing 228 people in 2009.