AF447: Manslaughter case against Air France, Airbus dismissed

Daily Newsletter | September 5, 2019
The ten years of investigation into the crash of flight AF447 from Rio to Paris, which killed 228 passengers and crew members on June 1, 2009, could lead to no prosecution. The investigating judges have dismissed the case for manslaughter against Airbus and Air France.
On September 4, 2019, American Airlines held a grand ceremony – over 20 of the airline’s cranky and old McDonnell Douglas MD-80 were flown from Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW), St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Roswell (ROW) where the Mad Dogs are going to rest after loyally serving American Airlines for over 30 years.
Italian authorities have issued three recommendations to increase Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine safety, following a serious incident in August 2019. At the time, left engine on Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-8 broke down shortly after take-off, pouring 4 kg of debris on Italian city streets. 
French aerospace group Safran saw its operating income increased by more than 35% in the first half of 2019, despite the impact on Leap engine deliveries caused by the Boeing 737 MAX grounding. The company raises its annual revenue forecast but remains cautious.
Cathay Pacific is facing further management changes. John Slosar, who has been the chairman of the carrier since 2014, will exit the airline on November 6, 2019, as the next board meeting of Cathay Pacific will conclude that day.
Embraer delivered the first KC-390 to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) at the military base in Anapolis, in west-central Brazil.
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