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Aviation industry in standoff over black box data

Three years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s unresolved disappearance sparked efforts to implement new flight-data recorder technology, the global aviation community is deadlocked over the best way to ensure investigators will have timely access to vital clues in future crashes.

April 5, 2017  By The Wall Street Journal

Technical, marketing and jurisdictional disputes—pitting Boeing and U.S. regulators against Airbus Group SE and European authorities—have blocked consensus over prospective changes to today’s “black boxes” that help unravel accidents.

The most prominent disagreement involves “deployable” recorders, devices designed to capture real-time flight data and cockpit conversations, just as damage-resistant black-box recorders do. | READ MORE


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