13 May 2014
Inmarsat, a UK-based provider of global mobile satellite communications services, will offer free basic tracking services for planes flying over oceans in the hope of preventing another incident such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The service will be offered to all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft already equipped with an Inmarsat satellite connection, which include most of the world’s long-haul commercial fleet. Inmarsat said it would also offer both an enhanced position reporting facility and a 'black box in the cloud' service that would stream flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder information when a plane deviates from its course. However, these services would not be free. (Image Credit: engadget.com)
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