Panasonic offers global aircraft tracking service

Travel News 17 Jun 2016

Panasonic Avionics has launched a new service enabling airlines to track their aircraft.

The company says it is now offering worldwide satellite tracking to all airlines currently using its Global Communications Services and FlightLink systems.

Aircraft tracking has been thrust into the spotlight since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March 2014. Using the company’s AirMap application, carriers can monitor, track and receive alerts about their aircraft. The system also allows airlines to integrate cockpit and crew communications into their tracking system, giving them the opportunity to use voice or text messaging to contact an aircraft.

Panasonic claims that its tracking services “exceed the minimum requirements” set by ICAO, the UN’s global aviation body.