Benefits of a 'virtual' black box

Benefits of a 'virtual' black box

Answers to the mystery surrounding the Flight MH370 tragedy lie within the aircraft's flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, together referred to as the "black box" ("Race on to find plane's black box"; last Thursday).

Currently, the black box functions in a "reactive" manner. Following an accident, it lies waiting to be discovered, while sending out tracking signals for up to 30 days.

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