30 June 2014
The aviation industry, hoping to avoid a future aircraft being lost in the way Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been, is working to devise measures for tracking all flights that pass over oceans, amid obstacles such as minimal government radar over oceans, airlines’ costs in maintaining plane-to-satellite communication links, and an absence of official requirements that airlines stay in frequent-enough contact to find lost planes. While other airplanes have disappeared in the past, none have been of the size and the ability of Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ER. This September an airline task force intends to recommend new government policies to better track flights to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and next February the ICAO will conduct a high-level conference to begin negotiating standards for governments to require better tracking, with a goal of completing the global rule by 2017. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
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