ICAO to require real-time tracking of aircraft

In news that should be a surprise to no-one, the International Civil Aviation Organisation will require aircraft to transmit their position at least once per minute and increase cockpit voice recording to 25 hours.

This is clearly in response to the disappearance of flight MH370. If that technology had been on the Boeing 777, it probably would have saved at least $100 million in search costs.

I'm a little surprised that a UN agency could actually make a recommendation and implement it as quickly as 2021.