French authorities say they have found the engine and parts of the fuselage of the Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off Brazil's coast.
Pilot skill in the Colombia plane crash is being pointed to as a key factor in saving the lives of 130 passengers. One passenger died.
Based on a new analysis of sonar "pings," French investigators are focusing attention on a smaller area of the Atlantic to continue the hunt for the black boxes that could reveal why the Air France Flight 447 crashed last June.
Other major airlines are also expected to report losses for the second quarter, as swine flu and the recession take its toll on air travel.
Many wonder how French investigators, who announced their findings Thursday, could arrive at that conclusion when so little evidence has been recovered.
Some critics say a proposed cap on New York flights would raise costs. Others say better traffic management is the key.
Carriers report huge losses tied to fuel price hikes. Their remedy: trim flights and raise fares.