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Forum: Emerging Flight Data & Locator Technology

October 7, 2014
The forum is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am.


The one-day forum will focus on highlighting effective flight data and locator technologies currently being used, exploring technologies in development, and determining what policy, industry, and technological impediments need to be addressed.

The last symposium the NTSB held on recorders technology in transportation was in May 1999.

"In recent years, the international aviation community has been confronted with some challenging issues involving the location and recovery of lost airplanes and recorders," said NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart. "Since there have been so many advancements in both recorder and location technology in the last 15 years, it's clearly time for us to take a fresh look at what the possibilities are for improvements in both of these areas."

Forum panelists will include those with expertise in the development, implementation, and deployment of innovative flight data and locator technologies.

Organizations and/or individuals can submit input for consideration as part of the forum's archived materials. Submissions should directly address one or more of the forum's topic areas (identified by the panel titles) and should be submitted electronically as an attached document by October 21 to: recorder_forum@ntsb.gov.

This event is free and open to the public. No preregistration required.
Located at the NTSB Conference Center or viewable by webcast.


NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public Meetings, and by the end of the next day for Technical conferences.

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