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Inmarsat to provide free tracking service after missing MH370

Inmarsat, the firm whose satellites helped track the final route of missing Malaysian Airlines airliner MH370, confirmed that it would offer a free, basic tracking service to passenger airlines globally. The company said on Monday that the service would be offered to all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft which are already equipped with Inmarsat satellite connection,

Flight 370 Searchers dismiss possibility wreckage in Bay of Bengal is from MH370

 A private company said it had found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the Bay of Bengal that should be investigated as potential debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, but the possibility was dismissed by search coordinators. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) managing the multinational search for the missing plane

Flight MH370: Malaysian Airlines Search Just Got A Lot More Interesting

 As the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 nears the two-month mark, frustrated investigators have yet to find any tangible evidence of the missing fuselage or any of the 239 passengers aboard. A recent report by Malaysian newspaper the New Strait Times, however, suggests that might be because they are looking in the wrong place.

Australia vows to keep searching to solve missing Malaysian plane mystery

 Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted the search strategy may change if seabed scans taken

Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

 The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short on Wednesday when technical problems forced a U.S. Navy underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said. While a massive air and sea search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is continuing almost 2,000 km (1,200 miles) off

Can Malaysia’s Airliner Disaster Happen Here?

 Could anything prevent an American plane suffering the same mysterious fate as Malaysian Airlines flight MH370? Exactly what happened to flight MH370 is still unknown. Investigators and terror experts now believe the pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was solely responsible for the downing of the flight, and did so deliberately as a suicide mission. A friend

Malaysia jet saga highlights doubts over air traffic radar

The ease with which a big jetliner melted into the ether after vanishing from Malaysian radar illustrates an uncomfortable paradox about modern aviation: state-of-the-art airplanes rely on ageing ground infrastructure to tell them where to go. While satellites shape almost every aspect of modern life, the use of radar and radio in the cockpit has,

Malaysian Airlines: The Story of Flight 370 Changes Again

On Monday morning, a few fixed points we thought we had in the mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 were rubbed out or, at least, smudged. On Sunday, Malaysian authorities said that the plane’s Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) was turned off at 1:07 A.M. on March 8th, twenty-six minutes after it took

Malaysia Widens Hunt as India Questions Andaman Sea Focus

 Malaysia widened the search for the missing Flight 370, pushing the hunt farther east and west, while India questioned the idea of a crash in the Andaman Sea region that was a focus of earlier patrols. Continuous radar coverage close to the Andaman Islands would have picked up the plane, and India’s navy is confident