ICAO wants planes to report position every 15 minutes

ICAO wants planes to report position every 15 minutes
The new proposal will be discussed at a conference in Montreal next month.
Published: 7 January 2015 - 5 a.m.
By: AVB Staff

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plans to adopt a new model of tracking that requires commercial aircraft to report their position every 15 minutes, the UK’s Guardian newspaper reported.

The United Nations' aviation body has been working on various standards since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 last March.

The new proposal will be discussed at a conference in Montreal next month.

The Guardian quoted an ICAO spokesperson Anthony Philbin as saying that the new standard would not require any new technology on planes. He added that this was just an initial tracking model with more stringent recommendations in the works.

“If (member states) agree to the standard, the safety conference will also be asked how quickly it expects it to be implemented and if it would want ICAO to expedite that process. Once our states have made their views known in that regard, we’ll have a better idea of the time frame,” Philbin told the Guardian.


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