Press Release: International standards for real-time monitoring of Flight Data
Meeting in Malaysia will bring together ICT and aviation industries
Geneva, 01 May 2014 – Following a call from Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Malaysian Minister for Communications and Multimedia, ITU and the Government of Malaysia will organize an Expert Dialogue on Real-time Monitoring of Flight Data, including the Black Box – the need for international Standards in the Age of Cloud Computing and Big Data, 26-27 May 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The impetus for the event, to be hosted by the Malaysian government, is the complex investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur, 8 March 2014.
The difficulties surrounding the search for the aircraft has highlighted the need to improve the identification and tracking of commercial aircraft in flight.