Malaysian Airlines

A new tracking system will be installed in Malaysian Airlines’ planes, which will provided state of the art, up to the minute monitoring of its aircraft.

The move comes three years after Flight MH370 disappeared in mysterious circumstance.

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The plane vanished on March 8th, 2014, with the loss of 239 passengers and crew. The jet was heading for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, when it lost communications with air traffic control systems.

Despite extensive searches of the Gulf of Thailand, the Indian Ocean, South China Sea and even extending as far as Perth in Australia, no evidence of the lost aircraft was found.

A year later, marine debris was washed up on the coast of Africa, which was confirmed as belonging to Flight MH370.

Current tracking systems rely on beaming signals back to ground stations, which make it difficult to track a plane as it flies over the world’s oceans.

The new system will use satellites to follow the progress of the company’s planes.

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