Air France to change from Thales to Goodrich speed sensors

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Air France to change from Thales to Goodrich speed sensors

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Air France to change from Thales to Goodrich speed sensors

Air France is said to have started to replace the speed sensors on all its Airbus airplanes - following the crash on June 1st, 2009.

OEMThe first six planes have already been fitted with new sensors and the rest is said to follow quickly, reports AFP. Air France is also replacing its supplier for the pitot tubes - from Europe-based electronics company Thales to its US-based rival Goodrich.

Both - Airbus and the European Aviation Safety Agency - have apparently recommended such a move. As reported earlier, investigators believe that the sensors (and the false data they sent) might have contributed to the crash, although they are not the cause for it.

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http://www.cctv.com/program/newshour/20 ... 5073.shtml

Air France begins speed sensors replacement
2009-08-06 13:08 BJT
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Air France says it has started replacing all air speed sensors on its entire fleet of A-330 and A-340 aircraft.

On June 1st, an Air France A330 airliner crashed into the Atlantic en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing all 288 people onboard.

The investigation has focused on the possibility that faulty data from the old-type sensors was to blame.

Neither Air France nor plane maker Airbus said there was a link between the crash and the sensors. But Air France promised to replace the devices.

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