Has Technology Improved since flight MH370's disappearance?

One the one-year anniversary of flight MH370's disappearance, the Malaysian government has vowed to never stop searching for the wreckage.

Photo: 11 military aircraft, four civilian aircraft and 14 ships are took part in the initial search. Picture: AFP.

Despite tens of millions of dollars spent and the concerted search efforts of many countries, the fate of the Boeing 777-200ER remains unknown.

This morning the government released a report addressing the mystery of flight MH370, the report contains information about the missing aircraft, the background of the crew, the plane's maintenance records and a slew of other information. But no insight into what happened to the plane and where it disappeared to.

Since the plane's disappearance research has been done by the International Air Transport Association into the live tracking of aircraft.

Speaking to Africa Melane and Azania Mosaka on Sunday, aviation expert and Managing Director at Plane Talking, Linden Burns explains that while it's possible to develop more advanced tracking technologies it's important that aviation associations across the world agree on the same system.

We need to know first of all, can we have one system, so that we don't have a situation where an airplane that's registered in South Africa has a system where it's tracked by the air traffic navigation system in South Africa but when it gets into the US all of a sudden the equipment on board isn't compatible with whatever the US is supposed to have.

Linden Burns, Aviation Expert and Managing Director of Plane Talking

Burns carries on top discuss possible costs that would be associated with establishing an international tracking system that is applied by aviation associations in all countries, but considering that flight MH370's disappearance is such a rare phenomenon he asks the question whether such a massive project would be worth the costs.

Listen to Linden Burns' conversation with Azania and Africa here:


This article first appeared on 702 : Has Technology Improved since flight MH370's disappearance?


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