March 24, 2014 |
The British company whose satellite data helped direct search efforts for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 toward the south Indian Ocean said about two weeks ago that it had received “routine” and “automated” signals from the missing Boeing 777. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who announced Monday that the plane carrying 239 people "ended in the southern Indian Ocean" with no hope of survivors, said the company, Inmarsat, has been performing...
March 14, 2014 |
While the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded westward amid concerns of foul play, a satellite company confirmed that signals from the plane were registered by its network. British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat said Friday that signals from the Boeing 777 were “routine” and “automated.” It did not disclose, however, when the communications occurred in relation to the aircraft's March 8 disappearance. Inmarsat said the information was given to SITA, a multinational air transport communications and information technology company, which in turn has shared it with Malaysia Airlines.
March 25, 2014 |
BEIJING - Hundreds of relatives of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers marched on the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday, rejecting the government's conclusion that the flight crashed into the Indian Ocean with no survivors. The public protest, rare in China, appeared to have the support of the Chinese government, which provided buses to transport family members, according to one relative. PHOTOS: Malaysia Airlines saga At the same time, Beijing took pains to keep the protest under control, girding the embassy with military police, city cops and undercover security who scuffled with relatives trying to break through the security cordon to speak to the press.
August 2, 2000 |
The European Union on Tuesday launched fresh attacks on a number of U.S. policies and accused the Americans of hypocrisy in their free-trade posture, especially in technology and telecommunications. In its annual "Report on United States Barriers to Trade and Investment," the EU assailed U.S. barriers to everything from foreign satellites to telephone companies and wheat gluten. It also questioned a new export-subsidy program proposed by the Clinton administration.
August 7, 1996 |
The chairman of the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday called for overhauling the powerful international satellite organizations Intelsat and Inmarsat, saying the government-owned consortiums are relics of 1960s telecommunications policy and impediments to robust competition. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley (R-Va.
August 7, 2010 |
Boeing Co.'s sprawling satellite-making operation in El Segundo got a major lift Friday when it won a contract worth about $600 million to build satellites for British telecommunications giant Inmarsat. The deal to build three communications satellites marks the second big commercial contract in as many years for the company, which has been beset by layoffs amid a dearth of orders. "It's good news for Boeing, which has hit a rough patch in the satellite business in recent years," said Jay Gullish, a space and telecommunications analyst at Futron Corp.