Aircraft authorities look to improve black box technology

The “black box” data recorder on an aircraft is often difficult to find after a crash, especially when a plane goes down in water. However, experts and authorities are trying to implement new aircraft rules to improve tracking data in the aftermath of an emergency. By the year 2021, aircraft must autonomously transmit tracking data in the event of an emergency, while flight data recorders must be easier to quickly recover in the event of an emergency, and voice recorders must capture 25 hours of cockpit conversation instead of the current two hour requirement. Yet how airlines will meet those goals is still up in the air. CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

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