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Address: Paris, CDG, France, Roissypôle BP 11201, Continental Square, Bâtiment Jupiter, 1 Place de Londres, F-95703 Roissy CDG Cedex, FRANCE
Website URL: www.af-klm.com
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Air France's News (2)

04 May
Search team finds Air France 447 CVR

French Air Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) on Tuesday announced the investigation team searching for wreckage of the Air France Flight 447 located and retrieved the cockpit voice recorder. “It was raised and lifted on board the Ile de Sein by the Remora 6000 ROV at 02:40 UTC this morning,” BEA said in a statement. On Sunday, the ROV retrieved the doomed A330’s memory module of the flight data recorder (ATW Daily News, May 2).

AF-KLM Group CEO Pierre-Henri Gourgeon called the latest find “yet another decisive step” forward in the inquiry. “This justifies the unprecedented means employed by the authorities, Airbus and Air France since the tragedy took place,” Gourgeon said in a statement. “On behalf of Air France it is my heartfelt hope that the data contained in these flight recorders may be used and provide answers to questions that relatives of the victims, Air France and the entire airline industry have been asking for nearly two years about why this tragic accident occurred."

Airbus CEO Tom Enders also welcomed the recovery of the two flight recorders. “We are excited by the news, and we hope that the data is still readable. Only this will contribute to understanding the events that led to the accident. We are pleased that over the last two years, we have pushed to continue the investigation and the search, no matter what the cost and efforts.”

03 May
Investigators recover missing memory module from Air France Flight 447

French Air Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) on Sunday confirmed the investigation team searching for wreckage of the Air France Flight 447 located and identified the memory module of the flight data recorder at 10 a.m. UTC. “It was back aboard the ship Ile de Sein by the robot Remora 6000 at 16:40 UTC,” BEA said in a statement, which included a photograph of the FDR, manufactured by Honeywell.

AF-KLM CEO Pierre-Henri Gourgeon said in a statement Sunday, “This new step in the investigation is very significant as it may provide additional information as to the causes of this accident that remain unexplained to this day.”

The AF Airbus A330 crashed into the Atlantic while en route between Rio de Janeiro and Paris-Charles de Gaulle on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 passengers and crew on board.

Investigators located the aircraft’s FDR on April 28; however, it was missing the memory module that stores crucial information (ATW Daily News, April 28). The first operational dive began April 26 using the Remora 6000 to continue the analysis and interpretation of photos taken during the previous search for the wreckage in early April.

“We hope that the BEA, in charge of the technical investigation, will be able to provide answers to questions that relatives of the victims, Air France and the entire airline industry have been asking for nearly two years as to why this tragic accident occurred,” said Gourgeon.

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