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.

    2014/10/08

NSFW    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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