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News: MH370: ITU commits to integrate flight data recorders with big data and cloud

Sun 20 Apr 2014

A little late in the day for Malaysian Airlines MH370 perhaps – most technologists pretty much assumed this was already happening – but Telecom Tiger’s Vineeta Shetty reports that the International Telecoms Union (ITU) has said that wants to ensure that in future big data and cloud technology can be used for real time tracking of flight recorder data.


“ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré said, “We must ensure that aircraft can be tracked in real time so that such an unprecedented and tragic incident does not occur again. ITU is committed to work on the standards that will take advantage of big data and state-of-the-art cloud computing.”

“ITU will invite avionics and aircraft manufacturers along with satellite operators and airlines to work on new standards to track aircraft in real time,” said Malcolm Johnson, Director of ITU’s Standardization Bureau. “

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