Inmarsat offers free airline tracking - Executive Salad

Inmarsat offers free airline tracking

UK satellite operator Inmarsat is to offer a free, basic tracking service to all the world’s passenger airliners.

The offer follows the case of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared without trace on 8 March.

Inmarsat offers free airline tracking - Executive Salad
Inmarsat offers free airline tracking – Executive Salad

It was very brief electronic “pings” from Inmarsat equipment on the lost plane that prompted investigators to look for wreckage in the Indian Ocean.

Inmarsat offers free airline tracking - Executive Salad
Inmarsat offers free airline tracking – Executive Salad
Inmarsat offers free airline tracking - Executive Salad
Inmarsat offers free airline tracking – Executive Salad

Source:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27369288

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