Accident to the Airbus A320, registered SU-GCC and operated by Egyptair, on 05/19/2016 in cruise off the Egyptian coast [Investigation led by AIB / Egypt] - 07/02/16 15H00
The Egyptian authorities published a new progress report on 02/07/16 at 15H00 specifically indicating the end and the success of the repair operations on the CVR (Cockpit Voice Recorder) undertaken by the BEA.
Progress report n° 20 published by the Egyptian authorities:
"Cairo,2 july 2016
Extensive examinations that were carried out at the French aircraft accident Investigation Bureau; on the electronic board components of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the A320’; showed that none of the memory ships of the electronic board was damaged .
However some other supportive components associated with communication to and from the memory chips had to be removed and replaced with new ones; whereas advanced high technology will be used to extract the recordings of these units .
After the replacement of the CVR board components; tests results were satisfactory as it enabled the reading of the recorders of the CVR memory unit .
The investigation committee members are planning to return back soon to Cairo with the fixed boards to continue reading and analyzing the FDR and CVR at the central department for aircraft accident at the Ministry of Civil Aviation .
It is worth mentioning that collecting human remains continues according to planned standard procedures."