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Missing planes no more: New tracking solution to solve flight disappearances

Passenger airlines that were disappearing will no more be a major problem, as new innovative tracking solutions are up.

By Rida | Sep 23, 2016 10:40 AM EDT

Malaysian Airlines Flight Reported Missing On Route To Beijing
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 08: Malaysia Airline passenger jets are shown parked on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 onboard was reported missing after the crew failed to check in as scheduled while flying over the sea between Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, according to published reports. (Photo : Getty Images)

Passenger airlines disappearances stand as a major problem in satellites communication systems. But two United States companies are looking forward to push their innovative lost aircraft tracking solution to success, which can solve mysterious disappearances of passenger flights as in the case of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines MH370.

The solution of sudden disappeared airlines without any signs of disappearance is quite a tedious task. This problem served as the key focus by US company Aireon LLC and FlightAware in developing the Aireon GlobalBeacon system, which sends tracking signals to the satellites instead of sending to ground stations. There are chances of losing planes' locations over oceans or remote areas - if the signal is sent to the ground station. This technology is set to be operational by 2018.

GlobalBeacon will employ ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast) low-orbit satellites operated by Iridium Communications Inc to track flights. Aireon initially conceived to help air traffic controllers' route planes more efficiently. FlightAware, for its part, will introduce its tracking product alongside the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)'s meeting in Montreal, Canada. 

The best advantage of the new developed airline tracking system is that the signals will not be lost and will make the location data from space-based receivers available to airlines so they can track their planes in near real-time on a web-based tool.

As per reportsFlightAware CEO Daniel Baker said that whether the plane flies over the ocean, desert, or North Pole, should not be worried as the new tracking system will give real-time information on the planes' location and every details of it.



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