Accidents such as Air France Flight 447 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have reminded on just how vital flight recorders, better known as aircraft black boxes, are for accident investigation and improving aviation safety… if you can find them first. So now, companies are introducing solutions.
It has been a week since Atlas Air Boeing 767 freighter fatal crash and investigators from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are still searching for missing flight recorders. Hopes are, they will help answer a question on what made the cargo aircraft make a steep descent. But to solve the mystery, investigators must first undergo a “painstaking” process, as recorders are believed to be lost somewhere in mud, making their pingers not much of a help.