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Satellite-Based System to Track Planes

Published Friday Mar 8, 2019

Satellite-Based System to Track Planes

Five years after Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 disappeared, the aviation industry is rolling out technology designed to ensure no plane ever disappears again.

On March 8, 2014, the Boeing 777 with 239 people went missing on a flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. As details emerged within hours of the airplane’s last communication with air traffic control, it became clear that the plane was lost. As Forbes contributor Rob Mark writes, airlines will begin plugging into a satellite-based system that will track their planes at all times, anywhere on earth. Read the story at

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