NEWS UN aviation council orders real-time tracking of planes

Captur13The UN’s aviation agency has announced real-time tracking of airliners will be introduced to stop a disappearance like that of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 two years ago.

The council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Montreal adopted new measures requiring aircraft to have tracking devices that can transmit location information at least once a minute when in trouble, effectively providing real-time updates.

Other new measures, also brought in in response to the MH370 mystery, include extending the duration of cockpit voice recordings to 25 hours.