Preventing Another MH370: Setting International Standards for Airline Flight Tracking, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, Februrary 25, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the February 25, 2015 hearing titled "Preventing Another Malaysia Air 370 (MH370): Setting International Standards for Airline Flight Tracking" From opening statement of the Honorable John L. Mica, "At today's hearing we are going to look at recent work between international and domestic entities to close the tracking gap, as well as discuss future advancements in technology that will result in real-time tracking that can immediately alert authorities to any abnormalities during the flight of a commercial passenger aircraft. […]We are going to address today the shoot-down of another passenger aircraft. But if we don't take steps to know where an aircraft is at all times and properly route them against danger, not just know where they are when they are lost, there will be consequences; and I predict that there will be additional shoot-downs of passenger aircraft because we don't have these systems in place. A required and working global aeronautical distress and safety system standard is long overdue. Last year, after Malaysia Air 370, we had a hearing in the Transportation Committee. A number of issues were brought up that we had to address. One that I cited back then and brought attention to the committee and the Congress was the need for action in getting, again, tracking capability of passenger aircraft. This, I might remind everyone, is 2015, and the technology exists, the capability exists. What we are lacking is a standard for all of these operating passenger aircrafts across the globe." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Hon. Michael A. Lawson, Hon. Christopher A. Hart, and Kevin Hiatt.

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House Hearing 114-7; Serial Number 114-7
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