The company said on Monday that the service
would be offered to all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft
which are already equipped with Inmarsat satellite connection,
comprising virtually 100 percent of the world's long haul
"In the wake of the loss of MH370, we believe this is simply the
right thing to do," Chief Executive Rupert Pearce said.
"This offer responsibly, quickly and at little or no cost to the
industry, addresses in part the problem brought to light by the
recent tragic events around MH370."
It said at its results last week that it would make available
free data transfers for a position reporting service.
The Malaysian Airlines jet lost contact with air traffic
controllers on March 8 and data from Inmarsat's satellite
network was analyzed to deduce the airliner's flight path.
(Reporting by Brenda Goh)
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