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Malaysia Airlines becomes first to track planes with satellites

April 19, 2017 2:35 PM
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Malaysia Airlines becomes first to track planes with satellites

Malaysia Airlines — which lost a jetliner with 239 people on board in 2014 in one of aviation’s greatest mysteries — has become the first carrier to adopt a satellite flight-tracking system.

The airline will use a soon-to-be-launched satellite network to monitor its fleet in areas where there is currently no surveillance, including polar regions and remote areas of the oceans, BBC reported.

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