Re: ATR-72's and Airbuses

From:         Jean-Francois Bosc <>
Date:         21 Oct 96 02:29:19 
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  or MIME structure (Peter Boswell) writes:

> I just finished reading Stephen Frederick's "Unheeded Warning: the inside
> story of American Eagle Flight 4184," and was wondering if the French
> manufacturer of the ATR-42 and ATR-72, Aerospatiale, is part of the
> consortium which builds the Airbus series?  Frederick's analysis of
> Aerospatiale's continued denials of problems with the ATR's performance in
> icing conditions is chilling enough to persuade me never to set foot in an
> ATR.  If the same company is connected with the Airbus, I would be very
> cautious about travelling again in one of those, too.

Once again probably some totally independant and unbiased point of view. If I
had to choose in which type of aircraft not to set foot, I would probably be
more worried by the amazing number of Boeing crashes during the last few years,
which were generally caused by technical failures, or remain unexplained ...


Jean-Francois Bosc (
Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile