MAS signs up minute-by-minute plane tracking system

PUBLISHED ON THU, APR 20, 2017 9:49 AM

MAS signs up minute-by-minute plane tracking system

 

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KUALA LUMPUR: -- Malaysia Airlines has signed up to a new system which will track its planes minute-by-minute – three years after the unexplained disappearance of Flight MH370 with 239 crews and passengers on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014, according to New Straits Times Online on Thursday.

 

The new space-based tracking system due to become operational from 2018 was developed by US-0based Aireon which is working with FlightAware on plane tracking. It will be delivered to Malaysian Airlines by Sitaonair which provides connectivity products to airlines and works with FlightAware on tracking.

 

Instead of sending tracking signals to ground stations – which means planes’ locations can be lost over oceans or remote areas – the new system will beam them to satellites providing global coverage. It uses existing data from planes and does not require any modifications to aircraft.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/mas-signs-minute-minute-plane-tracking-system/

 
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