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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Real-Time Global Flight Tracking On The Horizon

All Nippon Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off for the company's first non-stop flight from San Jose to Tokyo at the San Jose International Airport in San Jose, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Airline and aviation regulators say that they agree that tracking all planes around the world is now a priority. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The International Civil Aviation Organization held two days of meetings in Montreal this week to discuss flight tracking, which has come front and center since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Airline and aviation regulators say that they agree that tracking all planes around the world is now a priority. But global standards for doing it now need to be developed, and it’s unclear how quickly that will happen.

The Wall Street Journal’s Andy Pasztor joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss these issues.

Guest

  • Andy Pasztor, airline industry reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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