Understanding Air France 447

Understanding Air France 447

Understanding Air France 447

Understanding Air France 447

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Overview

The most comprehensive coverage to date of Air France 447, an Airbus A330 that crashed in the ocean north of Brazil t 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.

This version (1.06 ) contains minor typographical corrections.

For supplemental information referenced in the book, and additional materials see the book's companion website at understandingAF447.com


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940016657394
Publisher: Bill Palmer
Publication date: 07/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 216
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Bill Palmer is a currently an A-330 captain for a major international airline.

As a member of his airline’s A-330 development team for the introduction of the airplane to its fleet, he has been intimately involved in A330 fleet since 2002. He was the lead author and editor for the airline’s A-330 Systems manual, and has written numerous A-330 training publications. He has served as an airplane and simulator instructor, check airman, designated examiner, and also on training related projects from video production to simulator certification.

Bill started flying at the age of 15, soloed on his 16th birthday and completed his private certificate at 17. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a BS in Aeronautical Science. He earned his flight instructor certificate in 1978 and has been instructing almost non-stop since then, while holding airplane, instrument, multi-engine, and ground instructor certificates. Besides light aircraft he has also taught on the 727, 757, A320, DC-10, and A330, and written manuals for the DC-10, A330, and B-787 fleets. He has also produced numerous training publications and videos for the various fleets as well.

Bill holds an ATP with type ratings in A-320, A-330, B-757/767, B-777, DC-10, and commercial glider and flight engineer-turbojet ratings.

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