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Understanding Air France 447

Understanding Air France 447 [Kindle Edition]

Bill Palmer , Robert Mark
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The most comprehensive coverage to date of Air France 447, an Airbus A330 that crashed in the ocean north of Brazil on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 persons on board.

Written by A330 Captain, Bill Palmer, this book opens to understanding the actions of the crew, how they failed to understand and control the problem, and how the airplane works and the part it played. All in easy to understand terms.
Addressed are the many contributing aspects of weather, human factors, and airplane system operation and design that the crew could not recover from. How each contributed is covered in detail along with what has been done, and needs to be done in the future to prevent this from happening again.

Also see the book's companion website: for supplemental materials referred to in the book or to contact the author.

This version (1.05 ) contains minor typographical corrections including display of fractions, dashes, wording, and block quotes from the original release.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5136 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E5W9YZG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good detail 28 Mar 2014
By Jon
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The detail is well presented and I certainly agree with his analysis about better training; intuitively pilots should be able to fly a 'normal' aircraft rather than just lead and guide the technology. But I also worry about the technology itself. When the French BEA were presented with AF447 it was fairly obvious that the outcome would have to be pilot error. To find otherwise would imply that Airbus avionics might be at fault and the French would never accept that.
But at the end of the day there were two and then three qualified pilots looking at instruments and they did not know what was going on. Not at all. Either our understanding of what makes a pilot is wrong or we have a serious systems issue here. I incline toward the latter.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good read 6 Oct 2013
By Bunty
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well laid out and for the most part understandable for those with some knowledge of flying, even if not a qual pilot, seems like a lot has been learned from this disaster at least
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well-balanced and informed 4 Sep 2013
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The author is an A330 training captain for Delta Air Lines. His description of the Airbus A330 systems is very informative. This is a very well-balanced and insightful account of the events that led up to the loss of AF447. As a training captain, his conclusions focus on the need for improved pilot training. A very worthwhile read for anyone interested in the subject.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent technical treatise 27 Jun 2014
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If you are expecting a dramatic non fiction account of what happened to this tragic flight then this isn't for you. If you are an interested amateur or work in the industry or just simply want to know in technical terms what happened this is a brilliantly researched book.
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