An Air France Airbus A340 was halted in Boston in mid-November after about 30 screws were found to be missing from a protective panel.
Air France said a strike by cabin staff this weekend will hit about one in five flights, while French rail unions plan a strike for November 8th.
French investigators accused of "protecting" Airbus after implicit criticism of the manufacturer was sliced from Air France Rio-Paris crash report.
The English translation of the latest report about the crash of Air France Flight 447 was released on Thursday, paints picture of a confused cockpit.
An angry Air France pilots' union has halted cooperation with the investigation into the causes of the crash of the airline's Rio-Paris flight in 2009.
French air accident investigation agency BEA will on Friday release "exact circumstances" of the 2009 crash of Air France flight in 2009.