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ITU allocates radio spectrum for global flight tracking

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) holding in Geneva has reached agreement on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation, in a decision taken following the disappearance and tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 in March 2014. According to ITU, the frequency band 1087.7-1092.3 MHz […]

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Flight MH370: ITU meets ICT stakeholders in Malaysia

The International Communications Union (ITU) is to develop standards to facilitate the transmission of flight data in real time in the wake of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in March, this year. This also followed a call by Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Malaysian Minister for Communications and Multimedia. Under the plan, ITU and […]

ITU allocates radio spectrum for global flight tracking

Flight MH370: Malaysia wants ITU to develop new standard for flight data recorder

Ahmad Shabery Cheek, the Malaysian Minister for Communications and Multimedia, has called upon the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to develop standards to facilitate the transmission of flight data in real time.[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”ITU”]According to ITU, all commercial airlines and corporate aircraft are required to install and use ‘black boxes’ to track a number of flight parameters. […]

ITU allocates radio spectrum for global flight tracking