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The missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Is technology the weakest link in air transport safety?

Zafar Anjum | March 10, 2014
We need to rethink black boxes, says aviation expert Stephen Trimble

He says that Boeing has filed a recent patent application that describes such a system. This system might be costly but benefits outweigh the costs as human lives are at stake.

"Critical safety data could provide clues of system or structural failures much faster, making the entire air transport system safer," he says.

He surely has a point.



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