Air France crash: Airbus has 'no concerns' over A330

May 17 2011

Airbus has reportedly reassured airlines over the safety of its A330 jet after an early reading of data from an Air France jet that crashed in 2009.

The plane manufacturer told them it had no new safety recommendations after seeing flight recorder data, sources close to the inquiry said.

But French accident investigators have cautioned against blaming pilot error.

All 228 people on Flight 447 died when it went into the Atlantic flying from Brazil to France during a storm.

The jet's voice and data recorders were retrieved earlier this month off the Brazilian coast.

The readings include the last two hours of the cockpit voice recordings.

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