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Airbus to install detachable black boxes in planes

Airbus SAS chief product security officer Pascal Andrei told a forum of the National Transportation Safety Board on October 7 that the company is making arrangements and working with its suppliers to fill its airplanes with data and cockpit voice recorders that eject in the case of an accident, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

The ejected black boxes, which contain emergency locator transmitters, would float on the ocean’s surface, making them easier to find. These devices come in the wake of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which went missing in March.

Andrei said that the deployable recorders will be included in the company’s A350 and A380 airliners, which are made for long-haul flights across the ocean.

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