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Airliner Tracking to Become Norm

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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. 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… (online.wsj.com) More...

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PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
Here's another article from International Business Times:

http://www.ibtimes.com/wake-malaysian-airlines-flight-370-aviation-officials-call-global-airplane-tracking-1724840
preacher1
preacher1 1
I am assuming this is something that will have to be turned off/on as it will not affect all flights. Then, will it be an automatic thing. MH370 was sending ACARS automatically but nobody was really monitoring it. Will this be any different. Lots of questions.

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