Press release: ICT and aviation experts for real-time monitoring of flight data

International standards mooted for ‘aviation data cloud’ to track aircraft

Kuala Lumpur, 27 May 2014 – A two-day dialogue between experts on real-time monitoring of flight data took place in Kuala Lumpur, 26-27 May. The meeting was facilitated by ITU and hosted by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia.

Following a call at ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference on 30 March 2014 from the Minister of Communications and Multimedia of Malaysia, Ahmad Shabery Cheek for an international effort to find solutions to track commercial aircraft in real time, industry leaders and experts from the aviation and information and communication technology (ICT) sectors, representatives of international organizations, governments and trade associations met in Kuala Lumpur to explore global initiatives and current and future technological developments that could provide such solutions.

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Live interview:
BBC News Interview: MH370 Live Flight Tracking – Malcolm Johnson, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU


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