Ejectable black boxes would have made Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 easier to find
Black boxes that can eject in the event of a crash and float on water will reduce the need for time-consuming and costly searches planes that have crashed in oceans or remote areas.
Airbus will soon be ready to include black boxes that eject and can float in the ocean on its commercial aircraft, Pascal Andrei, Airbus chief product-security officer, said at a U.S. National Transportation Safety Board forum on Tuesday.
Black boxes that eject and can float are easier to find, reducing the need for time-consuming and costly searches for the black boxes of planes that have crashed in oceans or remote areas.
If a crash occurs, the ejection of the black box is triggered by impact sensors. The black boxes are designed to float indefinitely on water.
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