Monday, June 01, 2009

Thought of the Day #148 - Black Boxes

I've been reading news of the Air France airbus that went missing
earlier this morning. Some news spoke of the plane signaling back that
parts of the plane were failing or reading "off" readings. It made me
think that all of the recordings typically send to the black box should
be electronically recorded. Technology is more than advanced enough to
handle this. It would eliminate the need to find the box itself, which
in the case of today's downing would be quite beneficial. Obviously,
the planes could still create a local record in the black box, but the
addition of electronic recordings can only help and potentially speed
up the investigations.