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Air France 447: Black box heard
By David at 06/23/2009 - 07:01

Signals from the flight data recorders of the Air France airliner that crashed into the Atlantic killing all 228 people on board have been located, Le Monde newspaper said on its website on Tuesday. Le Monde said French naval vessels had picked up a weak signal from the flight recorders and that a mini submarine had been dispatched on Monday to try and find the "black boxes" on the bottom of the rugged ocean floor.
 
The "black boxes" may contain vital information that could help explain what happened when the Airbus A330 aircraft crashed into the sea en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1.
 
Locator beacons, known as "pingers", on the flight recorders send an electronic impulse every second for at least 30 days. The signal can be heard up to 2 km (1.2 miles) away.
 

AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447: Remains arrival at the port of Recife
By David at 06/23/2009 - 06:56

21/06/2009 - 19h14
Note 38 - 21:06:09
 
INFORMATION ON SEARCHES OF THE AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
Command and the Navy Command of the Air report that, in this Sunday, June 21, there were only supposed sightings of wreckage of the aircraft rugged that distance about 1100 km north of Fernando de Noronha. The corvettes Jaceguai (Brazilian Navy) and windy (French Navy) were informed of the postponement. The weather conditions were satisfactory for the visual search throughout the day.
 

Air France 447: some bodies are identified
By David at 06/23/2009 - 06:54

21/06/2009 - 18h19
Note 5 - 21.06.09 (PF / IML-PE)
 
The Task Force - composed by the Federal Police and Department of Social Defense of Pernambuco, with the support of coroner of the Secretariat of Social Defense of Paraíba - informs that the 49 bodies of victims of the disaster of flight AF447 found in the IML / PE , 11 have been identified to date, 10 Brazilians and 1 foreigner. Of Brazilians identified, five were male and five female. The only foreigner identified so far are male.
 
The communication with the families of Brazilians have been identified individually Regional Superintendents held by the Federal Police on the evening of last Friday and during this Saturday, through visits to homes of relatives of passengers. The communiqué on the identification of the victim was performed on the foreign embassy of their home country by the Federal Police.
 

Prime Minister's Concern about Iran
By David at 06/21/2009 - 17:44

June 16, 2009
Response from the Prime Minister, François Fillon, a member's question Rudy Salles
 
Mr. Chairman,
Ladies and gentlemen,
 
The Government is extremely concerned about the deteriorating situation in Iran. Iran is a great nation, which deserves a constructive policy which deserves trust democracy. Today, it is clear that neither one nor the other are provided.
 
France, sir, condemns the violence against demonstrators, as you pointed out, have resulted in deaths. And I want this moment to have a thought for those who risk their lives just to protest, to defend their beliefs, to defend their vision of freedom and democracy.
 

The Prime Minister's Speach at the end of the 7th edition of Planet SMEs
By David at 06/21/2009 - 17:41

Mr President, Jean-François Roubaud, ladies and gentlemen,
 
I want to thank you, Mr. President, for your inspiring words and your words of truth, I will, if you wish, as I always did before you, you respond with the same duty of truth.
 
You have summarized the state of mind of entrepreneurs french: ideas, energy and courage. I do not hesitate, like you, to speak of courage because I know it takes a lot to start a business, it takes a lot to manage on a calm day and it takes much more to manage in a crisis as strong and unexpected that we encounter. You do not wait that you attend, you ask to leave you free, free to create, free to invent, free to produce and I want to say that the government hears and respects this message. And he understood best when we are at the heart of the storm.
 

commemorative plaque in tribute to General de Gaulle
By David at 06/21/2009 - 17:30

Unveiling of a commemorative plaque in tribute to General de Gaulle
 
The Prime Minister, François Fillon, today unveiled a plaque in tribute to General de Gaulle on the façade of the Hôtel Matignon at the 69th anniversary of the Appeal of 18 June 1940.
 
After listening to an excerpt from the appeal of 22 June 1940, the June 18 were not registered, the Prime Minister noted that "the voice of General de Gaulle, the officer almost predestined name unknown, this visionary rebel, patriot adamant that this will lead, against the odds, often alone against all, the soul of France. Like a distant fire, the message of General de Gaulle had just pierce the night and fog that hit on France.
This call is the cry of the scathing honor the spirit of surrender.
This is the cry of freedom thrown in the face of oppression.

Air France 447: Brazilian Navy Press Release (1 to 36)
By David at 06/21/2009 - 17:18

20/06/2009 - 18h01

Press Release - English (1 to 36)
 
PRESS RELEASE 36
 
INFORMATION ON THE SEARCH FOR AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
The Brazilian Navy Command and Aeronautical Command inform that this Friday, June 19th, only wreckage from the AF 447 was sighted and recovered.
 
The Corvette Caboclo docked today at 9:15 am, at the Port of Recife bringing a significant quantity of wreckage, as well as belongings of the Air Bus passengers. This material was delivered to the French team responsible for the investigation of the causes of the accident (BEA).
 

Air France 447: June 20 no wreckage or bodies were sighted.
By David at 06/21/2009 - 17:16

20/06/2009 - 18:05
Note 37 - 20:06:09
 
INFORMATION ON SEARCHES OF THE AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
Command and the Navy Command of the Air report that, in this Saturday, June 20, weather conditions were satisfactory for the visual search, but no wreckage or bodies were sighted.
 
The twentieth day of searches, reports that the R-99 aircraft used in Operation to perform tasks of imaging will be used, since there is already a well delineated area of concentration of the wreckage, the basic goals of its destination, scanning electron. The R-99 flew over 100 hours and fulfill a key role in the operation, especially in its initial phase.
 

Air France 447
By David at 06/18/2009 - 06:54

17/06/2009 - 17h38
Note 4 - 17.06.09 (PF / IML-PE)
 
Recife / PE - The Federal Police and Department of Social Defense of Pernambuco inform the authority of any French participation in the work done by the Institute of Legal Medicine, will be necessary through diplomatic channels, that is, near the French Embassy and the Federal Police .
 
He also said the French expert Sylvie Garnier (Commissioner of Police), Gil Delehaye (investigator), Charles Danjart (dental surgeon) and Alain Sanvoisin (medical) are accredited and part of the work on condition that observers from the 10th of June, a time that France is responsible for research on the causes of the accident.
 
For Media / Superintendent of the Federal Police in Pernambuco
Tel: (81) 2137-4076


Air France 447: one more body found, total 50 bodies have been found.
By David at 06/18/2009 - 06:52

17/06/2009 - 10h10
Press Release - English (1 to 33)
 
PRESS RELEASE 33
 
INFORMATION ON THE SEARCH FOR AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
 
The Brazilian Navy Command and Aeronautical Command inform that, this Tuesday, June 16th, at 11:30 am (Brasilia local time), one more body was sighted and rescued by the Corvette Caboclo. In total 50 bodies have been found.
 
The definition of the daily search area for the aircraft is obtained by the studies done by the team of the SALVAERO Recife, that analyses data from various sources, like older reports, maritime currents and predominant winds. This data is put into the SARMASTER computer program, that aids the identification of new search area to be covered. The designated search area for today had more than 19 thousand square kilometers.
 

Air France 447: 6 more bodies found
By David at 06/18/2009 - 06:50

PRESS RELEASE 32
 
INFORMATION ON THE SEARCH FOR AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
The Brazilian Navy Command and Aeronautical Command inform that, in the search today, military personnel aboard aircraft sighted wreckage 950 kilometers from Fernando de Noronha, in an area close to where debris was found before. No bodies were sighted.
 
At this moment, more than a thousand Brazilian military are directly involved in the searches, 761 belong to the Navy and 250 to the Air Force.
 
The Frigate Bosísio is heading back to Fernando de Noronha with the six bodies found before by the French Navy and transferred to the Brazilian ship. The arrival estimate to the island is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16th.
 
NAVAL SOCIAL COMMUNICATION CENTER
AERONAUTICAL SOCIAL COMMUNICATION CENTER
 
 


Air France 447: wreckage
By David at 06/18/2009 - 06:47

15/06/2009 - 18:00
Note 32 - 15:06:09
 
INFORMATION ON SEARCHES OF THE AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
Command and the Navy Command of the Air report that, in search of today, the military aboard the aircraft sighted the wreckage about 950 km of Fernando de Noronha, in an area close to previously found. No bodies were sighted.
 
Currently, work directly over a thousand searches in the Brazilian military, with 761 Navy and 250 of the Air.
 
The Frigate Bosísio at Fernando de Noronha shift with the six bodies found earlier by the French navy vessel and transferred to Brazil. The estimate of arrival to the island is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 16th


Air France 447: body count is 43 and not 44 as previously disclosed.
By David at 06/18/2009 - 06:45

14/06/2009 - 18h03
Note 31 - 14:06:09
 
INFORMATION ON SEARCHES OF THE AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
Command and the Navy Command of the Air report that the total number of bodies recovered and transported to Recife-PE is 43 and not 44 as previously disclosed. There was a correction of that number after the pre-identification work done by experts from the Federal Police and the Department of Social Defense of Pernambuco.
 
Due to the impossibility of verifying only for visual contact of the state bodies, as of this date, the operational command of searches is to use the term "mortal prey" rather than "body" for the account that is found in the ocean.
 
The six bodies are collected by the French Navy at that time, being transferred to the frigate Bosísio, and three of them are already on board Brazilian.
 

Air France 447: do not allow family to ID bodies
By David at 06/18/2009 - 06:43

14/06/2009 - 17h26
Note 2 - 12.06.09 (PF / IML-PE)
 
The Federal Police and Department of Social Defense of Pernambuco inform the initial work on the determination of cause of death and identification of bodies still in progress. The process must comply with international protocols, to ensure their safety and reliability.
 
Perinecroscopia as procedures, radiology, datiloscopia, odontostomatology-legal examination and autopsy are essential to ensure the accuracy of the results and to provide elements that help in addressing the causes of the accident. For each body, necessarily, these steps should be observed for compliance with international rules governing the activity.
 
To assist the work of identification, the records were requested to identify the victims of civil Secretaries of Public Security of the respective States.
 

French Ambassador Pierre-Jean Vandoorne visit
By David at 06/18/2009 - 06:42

14/06/2009 - 10h31
Briefed the press 01
 
14.06.2009 - 10:30
 
Briefed the press 01
 
Military clarify ambassador to search for jobs
 
French Ambassador Pierre-Jean Vandoorne visit, this Sunday, March 14, the center of operations to search the AF-447 in CINDACTA III, Recife (PE). He will participate, at 15.30, meeting with the Navy and Air on the progress of the military in the Atlantic Ocean. Pictures of the visit will be disseminated in the Internet page of the FAB.
 
Transport of bodies - Put in Recife, on the morning of Sunday, March 14, a C-130 Hercules aircraft to FAB with six bodies pre-identified and cataloged in Fernando de Noronha.
 

Air France 447: worst weather conditions
By David at 06/18/2009 - 06:41

13/06/2009 - 18h09
Note 30 - 13:06:09
 
INFORMATION ON SEARCHES OF THE AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
Command and the Navy Command of the Air report that since the beginning of the operation, today presented the worst weather conditions for carrying out searches. This scenario has released the aircraft to return to the basis and remain in soil for most of the day.
 
During the day today, the Gammagas merchant ship, the flag Antiguana, making the path Uruguay - United Kingdom, found and rescued from the rugged structure of the aircraft, at a point distant 415 kilometers northwest of the islands of St. Peter and St. Paul.
 

Chinese – French
By David at 06/14/2009 - 07:04

Chinese – French

The Chinese diaspora in France consists of people of Chinese ancestry who were born in or immigrated to France. They form a small part of the Chinese diaspora. Population estimates vary, ranging from 200,000 to 300,000 as of 2006.
 


ONE.org 2009 DATA Report: shortfall in pledges made in 2005 rests on just two countries —Italy and France.
By David at 06/13/2009 - 04:39

ONE's 2009 DATA Report


Air France 447: bad weather continued
By David at 06/13/2009 - 04:38

12/06/2009 - 19h27
Note 29 - 12:06:09
 
INFORMATION ON SEARCHES OF THE AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
Command and the Navy Command of the Air report that other bodies were rescued by the French Navy, however, the amount will be disclosed only when these bodies are transferred to a Navy ship in Brazil.
 
The Frigate Constitution should reach the port of Recife on Sunday, June 14, with wreckage and personal objects collected in the search. The pieces of the aircraft (debris) will be available to the Bureau d'enquêtes et d'Analysis pour la Securite de l'Aviation Civile (BEA). As for personal objects (baggage) of flight AF 447, the Air Force expects the positioning of the airline Air France, which is legally responsible for these items.
 

Air France 447: two French psychologists to the Frigate Bosísio
By David at 06/13/2009 - 04:36

12/06/2009 - 16h59
Press Release - English
 
PRESS RELEASE 27
 
 
INFORMATION ON THE SEARCH FOR AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
The Brazilian Navy Command and Aeronautical Command inform that three more bodies were recovered in the last hours, bringing the total of bodies found to 44. These last three bodies are on board the Frigate Constituição of the Brazilian Navy.
 
This morning, the transfer of 25 bodies that were aboard the Frigate Bosísio to Fernando de Noronha, where they will undergo preliminary forensics registry, was concluded. The bodies will be transported to Recife in two stages, depending on the flow of this initial task. The first stage should be concluded by the morning of Saturday, June 13th.
 

Air France 447: transport of the 25 bodies from the ship to the archipelago.
By David at 06/13/2009 - 04:35

12/06/2009 - 16h50
Press Release- English
 
PRESS RELEASE 26
 
 
INFORMATION ON THE SEARCH FOR AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
The Brazilian Navy Command and Aeronautical Command inform that the Frigate Bosísio has arrived to a location nearby Fernando de Noronha where the helicopters, a H-60 Blackhawk and a H-34 Super Puma, of the Brazilian Air Force, initiated at 5:50 am (Brasilia time) the transport of the 25 bodies from the ship to the archipelago.
 

Air France 447: bad weather for search
By David at 06/13/2009 - 04:34





Air France 447: three more bodies were recovered in recent times and therefore the total of bodies found up to 44.
By David at 06/13/2009 - 04:33

11/06/2009 - 19h03
Note 27 - 11:06:09
 
INFORMATION ON SEARCHES OF THE AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
 
The Command of the Navy and the Air Command announced that three more bodies were recovered in recent times and therefore the total of bodies found up to 44. The last three bodies are on board the Frigate Constitution, the Brazilian Navy.
 
In the morning, has completed the transfer of the 25 bodies that were in Frigate Bosísio to Fernando de Noronha, which pass through preliminary expertise. The bodies will be transported to Recife in two stages, as the progress of expertise. The first step should be completed on the morning of Saturday, June 13.
 

Air France quickly replaced the Pitot
By David at 06/10/2009 - 06:47

Air France quickly replaced all the speed monitors like those suspected of feeding false information to the computers on Air France Flight 447 and possibly causing the plane to break up over the Atlantic Ocean.

"What we know is that other planes that have experienced incorrect airspeed indications have had the same Pitots. And airplanes with the new Pitot tubes have never had such problems," said Air France pilot Eric Derivry, a spokesman for the SNPL pilots union.
 


41 total bodies recovered Air France 447
By David at 06/10/2009 - 06:38

09/06/2009 - 19h05
Note 23 - 09:06:09

INFORMATION ON SEARCHES OF THE AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447

Command and the Navy Command of the Air report that so far a total of 41 bodies was rescued, while 25 of them are found onboard the Frigate Bosísio.

The first 16 bodies recovered, which are in Fernando de Noronha, will be transported by a C-130 Hercules aircraft for the Air Base in Recife this Wednesday, June 10, in the afternoon.

The actions of search and rescue will continue during the evening of today, as has occurred, and are concentrated in places where the bodies were located.


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