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Cockpit Voice Recorder Retrieved from Doomed EgyptAir Flight

Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 on Thursday in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the plane to plunge into the sea, killing all 66 people on board. The Airbus A320 crashed into …

Investigators Find Main Wreckage Sites of Crashed EgyptAir Flight 804

Investigators found the main wreckage sites of EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed last month over the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board. A search team provided images of the Airbus Group SE A320 jetliner’s remains to authorities, Egypt’s Ministry …

Update: Debris Found from Crashed EgyptAir Plane

Egyptian authorities said they found wreckage and belongings from the missing EgyptAir plane that vanished en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board, marking the first breakthrough in the investigation. Egyptian military aircraft and naval ships Friday …

Update: Massive Search Continues for Wreckage from Missing EgyptAir Flight

The disappearance of an EgyptAir jetliner carrying 66 people over the Mediterranean Sea triggered a massive search for evidence amid concern that a deliberate act may have knocked the plane from the sky. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said floating materials …

Real-Time Tracking to Be Required for Aircraft, After MH370 Disappearance

The U.N.’s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 two years ago. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s governing council approved proposals for planes …

Generali Acquires MyDrive Solutions, a UK Data Analysis Firm

Trieste-based Generali Group announced that it has acquired MyDrive Solutions, a UK company that uses data analytics tools to profile driving behavior. MyDrive Solutions, which was founded in 2010, specializes in identifying innovative and tailor-made products for customers as well …

Co-Pilot Likely Crashed Germanwings A320 Deliberately: French Prosecutor

The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday. German Andreas Lubitz, 28, left in sole control …

Reports Show Insurers Lag Behind in Adopting Technology

At a time when the financial sector is racing to embrace digital technology to boost sales and drive profits, the traditionally staid insurance industry is in danger of falling behind. Some insurers are using developments such as telematics, or social …

Pilots Disabled Critical Computers Just Before AirAsia Crash 

The pilots of AirAsia Bhd. Flight 8501 cut power to a critical computer system that normally prevents planes from going out of control shortly before it plunged into the Java Sea, two people with knowledge of the investigation said. The …

How AirAsia Investigators Will Use Black Box to Crack Crash Mystery

Listening to a recording of ValuJet Flight 592’s last moments, investigator J.F. Joseph kept hearing sounds the pilots hadn’t talked about. “You could hear this noise clicking on and off like a pinball machine,” he said by phone from San …