Business jet makers want out of U.N. aircraft tracking plan

February 4, 2015 4:31 AM

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MONTREAL (Reuters) - Business jets, which mostly carry the rich and powerful, should not be subject to a United Nations proposal to require plane makers to install costly equipment that would better track aircraft, an industry group said on Tuesday.

The U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has proposed fitting commercial jets with ejectable flight recorders and wants them to report their positions more frequently. The goal is to help rescuers find missing planes more quickly.

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