U.N. Recommendation- Track Aircraft in Real Time
From the “why-aren’t-we-doing-this-already” files:
Prompted by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, government and aviation-industry officials are set to announce global standards calling for airliners to automatically report their position at least every 15 minutes, according to people familiar with the details.
In case of emergencies in which aircraft veer off anticipated flight paths, these people said, the same United Nations-backed group of experts wants authorities to be able to track the location of those planes at least once per minute. Taken together, the moves are intended to put in place the first truly universal, real-time tracking system for commercial aircraft operating over water, isolated polar regions or other areas lacking ground-based radar coverage. Airliner Tracking to Become Norm ANDY PASZTOR Wall Street Journal 11/17/14
Who says the United Nations is good for nothing? Well, this site for one, but even the most inept organization is entitled to get something right every once in a while. – Grizzly Joe