Saturday, April 26, 2014

Passenger planes should be tracked real time

How can an aircraft get lost, and nobody knows where it is? 
The airlines should have a global tracking system that shows where each aircraft is, and that connection cannot be switched off by the pilot. This is similar to tracking delivery tracks on land. 
To track the aircraft across the oceans, it is possible to use the service of inmarsat. It covers the globe. 
The data to be sent from the aircraft does not have to be detailed. It can just send the time and location every 15 seconds. If the aircraft stops sending the data, it is possible to send rescue party to the last location.

More about inmarsat service:
Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT) is a British satellite telecommunications company, offering global mobile services. It provides telephone and data services to users worldwide, via portable or mobile terminals which communicate to ground stations through eleven geostationary telecommunications satellites. Inmarsat's network provides communications services to a range of governments, aid agencies, media outlets and businesses with a need to communicate in remote regions or where there is no reliable terrestrial network. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index as of December 2011.

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