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New satellite tracking of in-flight aircraft adopted

New satellite tracking of in-flight aircraft adopted
There are approximately 59,000 aircraft in flight worldwide

Baku. 20 December. REPORT.AZ/ The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adopted on Tuesday the main technical principles of an enhanced satellite tracking system for in-flight aircraft to improve safety in the skies.

Report informs citing the UN News Center.

At any given time, there are approximately 59,000 aircraft in flight worldwide, and the ability to effectively track, monitor and report these aircraft is paramount to ensuring the safety of passengers and crew, as well as that of communities on the ground.

“ITU's move to improve the tracking of in-flight aircraft using advanced information and communication technologies can be traced back to the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in 2014”, ITU Secretary-General Zhao Houlin said.

"The adoption of these technical principals for enhanced aircraft surveillance via satellite will make great strides in saving lives," he added.

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