Subcommittees & Working Groups

Global Aircraft Tracking (GAT) / Timely Recovery of Flight Data (TRFD) Working Group

The focus of the Global Aircraft Tracking (GAT) Working Group has now changed to Timely Recovery of Flight Data (TRFD). The AEEC has accordingly renamed the this activity to the TRFD Working Group. The goal of this activity is to prepare standards applicable to the ICAO Annex 6 update and ICAO Document 10054 Manual on Location of Aircraft in Distress and Flight Recorder Data Recovery. Two technologies may satisfy these requirements. One would be the use of an Automatic Deployable Flight Recorder (ADFR). The goal is to propose solutions that can quickly provide critical flight data and identify the location of an aircraft accident site.