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AIR FRANCE FLIGHT AF 447 Media Information

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Media Information on Air France AF 447
1 June 2009

Airbus regrets to confirm that an Airbus A330-200 operated by Air
France has been lost about 3.5 hours after departure. The aircraft was
operating a scheduled service, Flight AF 447, from Rio de Janeiro
(Brazil) to Paris (France).

The missing aircraft, registered under the number F-GZCP, was MSN
(Manufacturer Serial Number) 660, delivered to Air France from the
production line in April 2005. The aircraft had accumulated
approximately 18,800 flight hours in some 2,500 flights. It was
powered by CF6-80E1 engines. At this time no further factual
information is available.

In line with ICAO Annex 13 international convention, Airbus has
offered full technical assistance to the investigation board. The
investigation remains the entire responsibility of the relevant board
and it would be inappropriate for Airbus to enter into any form of

The concerns and sympathy of the Airbus employees go to the families,
friends and loved ones affected.

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