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Friday, May 2, 2014

Boeing Pledges Support on Improving Aircraft Tracking

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Aviation Today May 2, 2014] Boeing expressed its support for the growing effort across the global aviation industry to support aircraft tracking in the wake of the incident involving the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. 

Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 operated by Malaysia Airlines between Malaysia and China, went missing from Air Traffic Controller (ATC) radar on March 8 leading to a multinational search that still has not been able to locate the aircraft. Boeing is serving as a technical advisor to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.
"Boeing will participate in and support the effort to find effective and efficient ways to enhance global tracking of airplanes," the airframe manufacturer said in a statement. 

The United Nations' International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recently announced a gathering to discuss real-time monitoring of flight data, and solutions that can improve global aircraft tracking. Boeing has not confirmed it will attend the meeting in Malaysia later this month.  

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