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New York, Delray Beach (AirGuide - Airline News Latin America / Caribbean) Sep 11, 2011

Human factors work group to analyze AF447 crash. The French Air Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) has set up a human factors working group to analyze Oall aspects connected to the conductO of the Air France Airbus A330-200 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. AF 447 was en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris Charles de Gaulle June 1, 2009, when it crashed into the ocean,killing all 228 passengers and crew. The new working groupwill focus on analyzing Ocrew actions and reactions during the last three phases of AF flight 447 described in the third interim report, particularly in relation to the stall warning, cockpit ergonomics, and man-machine interface,O BEA said. When the third interim report was released in July, BEA said it would set up a human factors working group. The group comprises three BEA investigators specializing in human factors, a human factors aviation consultant, a psychiatrist specializing in risk analysis, an A330 test pilot and a type-rated A330 pilot. It may call on other experts and will consult Airbus and AF when required, it said. Data from the aircraftOs black boxes that were recovered from the ocean indicated that the pilots on duty at the time of the crash ignored stall warnings and did not seem to recognize the aircraft was stalling, nor know the correct procedures to avoid a stall. Sep 9, 2011

American Airlines will launch 4X weekly New York JFK-Antigua Boeing 737 service Nov. 17. Sep 5, 2011

Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines has begun four-times-a-week non-stop Toronto-Panama City service, and the companyOs CFO is holding out the prospect of an expanded presence in Canadian skies. Victor Vial said last week that Ohopefully Toronto will get daily serviceO and also raised the possibility of Copa linking Ottawa and Montreal with Panama City. The Toronto service marks the Canadian debut for fast-growing Copa, which in 1991 served 14 destinations and which had 44 planes in 2005, but now has 180 daily flights from Panama City and will end 2011 with 73 planes flying to 57 destinations throughout the Americas. Sep 5, 2011

The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is launching a program that combines the BahamasO USD250 Instant Air Credit with the...

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