Pope Francis arrived in the U.S. yesterday for a six-day multi-city historic visit aboard an Alitalia Airbus A330, at which point he transferred to a Fiat 500L. But the Holy See of the Catholic Church will be flying aboard a chartered American Airlines Boeing 777 throughout his tour of America, an airline which a Pope…
In June 2009 an Airbus A330-200, Air France flight 447, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean tragically killing 228 people. Now, the final BEA report into the event reveals that the tragedy occurred because the crew ignored the warning alarms in the cabin.
This is what happens when a 230-ton Airbus A330 has the right angle of attack, the right low speed and the right amount of head wind: it gets suspended in the middle of the sky for a few seconds.
The sad news yesterday was an A330-200 going down in the Atlantic. Here you can see an extremely detailed video showing its cockpit, with every single knob, button, indicator, and screen. Just watching it makes my head spin. [Flight Global]