UN agrees new global flight tracking procedures

A global deal has been reached to track flights to avoid a repeat of planes disappearing without a trace.

The decision was taken at a UN conference in Geneva.

The agreement means that satellites will be able to receive transmissions that aircraft currently send only to other aircraft and to ground stations.

It comes after regulators and airlines were criticised for their slow response to French tracking recommendations after the crash of an Air France jet in 2009.

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