Technology that costs just 60 pence an hour could have significantly cut the search time for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Inmarsat's senior vice president for external affairs has told ITV News.
The British satellite company that helped detect where the flight had crashed said thousands of jets are fitted with systems that automatically report the speed and position of commercial jets, but it is not mandatory for commercial aircraft.
They can be fitted "for less than $1 (60 pence) an hour," Chris McLaughlin told ITV News Reporter Lewis Vaughan Jones.
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