Flight-tracking companies step up to enhance global monitoring

Satellite communications firm Inmarsat will offer airlines flight-tracking service free if the company is made part of a global tracking service aimed at enhancing monitoring of commercial jets, Executive Chairman Andrew Sukawaty said. Separately, jet communications system maker Rockwell Collins said it hopes to join an International Air Transport Association task force that will seek to improve flight tracking. "With GPS satellites and connectivity, this is a solvable problem," said Chief Executive Kelly Ortberg.

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