Malaysia Airlines - first to use new satellite-based airplane tracking system

Posted on:24 Apr 2017 17:28:14
Malaysia Airlines - first to use new satellite-based airplane tracking system
24 April 2017 Current Affairs: Malaysia Airlines planes will be tracked minute-by-minute using the new system, which boasts complete worldwide coverage, even over “ocean, polar, and remote regions.”

The satellite-tracking system is operated by a trio of companies: Aireon, SITAONAIR, and FlightAware.

It uses a constellation of 72 communication satellites operated by US firm Iridium (whose main business is selling satellite phones connected to its network).

The flights will be tracked using an industry-wide standard known as “Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast ” or ADS-B, which usually shares data on flight location via ground-based receivers.

Malaysia Airlines chief operating officer (COO) - Captain Izham Ismail.

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