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Newly Patented Technology Can Prevent Another Malaysian Airlines MH370 Mystery

January 12, 2018

DarkWater Acoustics announced today that it has been granted a US Patent on advanced technology for Under Water Locator Beacons (ULBs, or “pingers”). The new “adaptive pinger” was conceptualized in 2014 at the time the search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 revealed the limitations of existing pinger technology.

U.S. Firm Given 90 Days to Find Missing MH370 Aircraft

January 11, 2018

Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a U.S. seabed exploration firm up to $70 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 within 90 days of embarking on a new search in the Southern Indian ocean.

Advanced Technologies for Undersea Object Location

September 14-19, 2014

The recent search for a missing airliner in the Southern Indian Ocean has highlighted the gap between current standard “black box” pingers and the potential requirements of a deep ocean search. When the general location of an object, in this case a crashed airliner, is known basic pingers are adequate. But even when the actual entry point into the water is precisely known there are operational benefits to be achieved by more advanced technologies.

Discuss this abstract and more with Justin Manley directly at justin@darkwateracoustics.com

WHOI Ship 'Atlantis' Participates in Missing Argentinian Sub Search

November 29, 2017

The research vessel 'Atlantis', operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was diverted on 21 November 2017 to help search for the missing Argentinian submarine ARG 'San Juan' and has been participating in the search since then. 'Atlantis'was en route to a planned oceanographic mission in the South Atlantic when U.S. Navy officials directed it to head to the area where communications were last received from the sub.

Spire’s New Space-Based Aircraft Tracking Service to Drastically Reduce Response Time & Prevent Airline Disasters

December 5th, 2016

Spire has announced the upcoming availability of a space-based global aircraft tracking service (Spire AirSafe). The service, which will capture and provide the location of all Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped planes, will be ready for customers ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandate for most international flights to provide updated flight information every 15 minutes. The mandate was set in response to several airline disasters including Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and Air France flight 477 where improved tracking would have led to a recovery effort measured in days rather than months or the prevention of the incident all together.

Sources say hunt for black boxes makes key progress

May 21, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- Search crews located the data recorders for EgyptAir Flight 804 close to an area where human remains and debris from the crashed flight have been found, an Egyptian government source told CBS News on Saturday.

Search for El Faro's 'black box' underway

October 25, 2015

(CNN)The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted Saturday that the U.S. Navy search team tasked with finding missing cargo ship El Faro began its search with a 'towed pinger locator' -- an instrument designed to detect a downed vessel's "black box."

2nd AirAsia Flight QZ8501 black box recovered; fuselage possibly located

February 9, 2015

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Searchers have now recovered both so-called black boxes from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and may have located the fuselage of the plane, an Indonesian official said Tuesday, adding more pieces to help solve the puzzle of what caused the disaster.

Malaysia Airlines MH370: the black box explained

January 29, 2015

The black box that investigators are searching for is about the size of a shoe box, weighs around 10kg, and is actually orange

'Miracles do happen' claims Malaysian minister as 'black box' is found beneath Indian Ocean: Ship's sonar repeatedly picks up signals consistent with voice and data recorder from missing flight

April 7, 2014

A senior Malaysian official claimed 'miracles do happen' as it was revealed today that underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes.

What Happened to Air France Flight 447?

May 4, 2011

Late on the morning of April 3, the expedition ship Alucia rocked violently on the South Atlantic Ocean in the middle of a squall. On the aft deck, the crew huddled together in rain slickers and gazed across the heaving seas to a yellow blur on the horizon. This was an unmanned reconnaissance submarine carrying 15,000 photographs that they were nearly desperate to see...