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5 years after MH370, new tech could ensure a plane never vanishes in same way

(CNN)Five years after Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the aviation industry is embracing technology that may make plane disappearances a thing of the past. A combination of new, cheaper satellite systems and more sophisticated black boxes will make it easier to track planes in flight and to access data after crashes, aviation experts say. These could also substantially improve the safety and efficiency of the way we fly. However, the roll-out of these systems varies country by country and airline by airline, with no international body setting global safety standards. Tracking tech Currently, air traffic controllers use a patchwork of radar and ground systems to track planes entering their air ...
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