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New rules for tracking civilian airliners

New rules for tracking civilian airliners


8 March this year, the whole world remembers the tragic flight of the Boeing Malaysian from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Reis ended the unknown, and the disappearance of all 239 people who were on board.

ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization, has approved new rules for aircraft tracking. Information about this appeared on the official website of the organization ( The impetus for the adoption of new, tougher rules was the disappearance of flight MH370 from the radar screens.

Earlier this month, on a sandbar coast of Mozambique found an object that can be a fragment of the missing Boeing. Found a fragment «NO STEP» preserved inscription can be part of the horizontal control surfaces of the aircraft. Chip studied by specialists and experts in order to determine its origin.

And so, this month the ICAO approved new rules. According to them on the aircraft must be installed automatic equipment, which in case of distress will give a signal about the location of the aircraft once a minute. In addition, measures should be taken to improve the safety of airborne recorders. Also, the recording time of the voice recorder should be increased to 25 hours of continuous operation. All these additional measures are designed to ensure the accuracy of the detection of the board of the distressed to a zone of radius 6 miles, and the best safety of the on-board recorders should ensure faster work on decoding records.

With regard to the purely technical part of the enforcement of the new rules, first of all, you must provide the beacons and instrument recording a high degree of survivability, even after the most complex disasters. For beacons and tracker is necessary to ensure the autonomy of their work for a long time and in the most difficult conditions: deformation, fire, getting into the water and snow.

Valery Smirnov for 

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