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Missing Maylaysian Airliner Brings Calls for Greater Cockpit Security – Video Cameras?

Experts say video cameras need to be put in cockpits.
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Experts are now saying changes need to be made in electronic and video security on board airliners.

According to Flyers Rights, a leading travel consumer advocate website,  some are saying the “taboo” about having video surveillance in the cockpit needs to be broken.

For decades, pilots have resisted, as has some airline officials, about having video surveillance systems that track and record movements and behavior inside the pilots area and in the cabin.

How an airliner like Maylaysian flight MH370 could seemingly disappear has prompted new calls for surveillance.  Officials still don’t know how the plane actually disappeared, or if there was a struggle in the cockpit, or if the crew did it – or terrorists.

According to a Google News story,  aviation expert Jonathan Galaviz of the travel and aviation consulting firm Global Market Advisors,  says this incident will have a “profound” effect on the global aviation and airline industry.

Some experts are calling for increasing the data capabilities of the “black box” information systems that are carried on aircraft to provide constant live streaming of information.   Others say video surveillance is needed in the aircraft.  But whatever changes are made, and they are probably going to happen,  experts also say due to expenses and affordability by the airlines, the progress could potentially be rather slow.

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