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Airbus' New Black Boxes Will Eject From Crashing Planes, So They're Easier to Find.IT'S BEEN MORE than three years since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 vanished, and after spending $150 million and scouring a huge chunk of the Indian Ocean, the international search effort has turned up just a few scraps of metal. It now seems likely investigators will never find the bulk of the wreckage nor the Boeing 777's black boxes, and as a result will never really know why it went down, or how to prevent it happening again. (www.wired.com) More...
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How long until cockpit cameras are added to the audio and control data. That would be the real safety investigation upgrade. A picture is worth a 1000 words.
That's a huge political problem; the unions simply won't allow it. Same fight happened before they instituted CVRs.
I don't think it is as contentious as it once was, most pilots I have spoken with don't have a problem with the concept as they are used to the intrusiveness of the CVR already, getting the Union to go along might be a bit harder but shouldn't be insurmountable. Policies limiting use of recorded info for administrative action would go a long way toward nullifying any union objection.
Well, they are on the right track. How about a jettisonable pod with DRONE that will fly the pod all they way back to Toulouse, France? Now that would be innovation!
Maybe a few hundred years from now, that will be a reality
Or at least the nearest area of civilization.
Yes, but to the French they are the only area of civilization....
The United States could start taking just as much pride in our country, instead of bowing to all the foreign countries would just want our money, etc. Also, the United States is here because the French were important in our war for independence. Learning history is a good thing.