25 June 2014
In a world of few easy solutions, a senior official from the U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization said there’s a straightforward answer to the question of how to track aircraft as they cross the world’s oceans. Most airliners – including the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared in March – are equipped with ACARS – the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System – a set of electronics that can transmit tracking information and engine health reports to airlines via geosynchronous satellites.

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