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Inmarsat offers free airline tracking service

The proposal, which will cover the global long-haul commercial fleet, comes in the wake of MH370's disappearance

Nisha Ramchandani
Published Mon, May 12, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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COMMUNICATIONS satellite operator Inmarsat has proposed a free global airline tracking service which will work over its network, amid strident calls for enhanced aviation safety measures in the wake of Malaysia Airlines MH370's disappearance.

The proposal was made to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and announced by Inmarsat ahead of an ICAO conference on aircraft tracking due to take place in Montreal yesterday.

This comes more than two months after the disappearance of China-bound MH370, which fell off the radar on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew on board. Despite intensive multilateral search efforts, which are now focused on the …

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