MH370 Air Crash

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    Dr Rashid Ali is a pilot and a senior lecturer in aviation at Sheffield Hallam University. He says satellite technology already exists to trace the whereabouts of aircraft and what is needed is an international agreement to make sure that all commercial aircraft use it. “What we are looking at is a mechanism that can make the information from the aircraft available in real time at designated spots on the ground, rather than having to rely on the flight data recorder. “We’re talking about software modifications and some systems being put in place, we’re not reinventing the wheel,” he says. “But I believe legislation changes are needed in order to make the skies safer.”

    Period25 Mar 2014

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    Media contributions

    • TitleAfter the grief, questions remain for airline operators
      Degree of recognitionRegional
      Media name/outletYorkshire Post
      Media typePrint
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      DescriptionIt’s now nearly three weeks since Flight MH370 disappeared shortly after take-off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8. Search teams from 26 nations have pored over radar data and scoured a vast area with advanced aircraft and ships, yet they still haven’t been able to locate the plane.

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      PersonsRashid Ali


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