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EU proposes tougher rules for black boxes

New standards will enhance range, extend battery life of flight recorders

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The safety agency's move comes after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 jet with 239 people on board, disappeared from radar on March 8 during a scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing - PHOTO: AFP

[PARIS] Nearly two months after a Malaysian jetliner disappeared, Europe's aviation safety agency formally proposed a series of new measures aimed at improving the chances of finding the flight recorders of aircraft that crash at sea. The proposals include tougher standards that would enhance