This week's Flight International cover is strikingly different. Five blurry black and white images show the remnants of the Air France A330-200, AF447, that disappeared over the Atlantic en route to Paris from Brazil in June 2009.
After almost two years of searching, the investigators have found and photographed some of the wreckage, lying an incredible 3,500m below the surface. The question is now: should the aircraft pieces - which include the main landing gear, engines and wing, but not the flight recorders - be recovered and what truths about the crash will they reveal? The search for the rear fuselage, in which the recorders are housed behind the rear pressure bulkhead, will continue.
Read David Kaminski-Morrow's analysis in our 12 April issue, out tomorrow.