After the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER, ICAO adopted new aircraft tracking provisions, including a requirement that aircraft carry a device that could autonomously transmit its location every minute during emergency circumstances. The new provisions are separate from ICAO’s proposal for airlines to adhere to a standard of reporting aircraft position at least once every 15 minutes when in oceanic or remote airspace. What has become apparent since ...

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