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Airlines want tracking technology to prevent another MH370 

Doha, Qatar (CNN) — Making sure another plane is never “lost” again is the immediate priority for the airline industry, according to Tony Tyler CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The group has set up a taskforce comprised of airlines, pilots, flight safety organizations and flight tracking and navigation service providers to try and ensure a mystery like flight MH370 is not repeated.

“We’re going to be focusing on the tracking of aircraft and not streaming of data,” said Tyler at the group’s annual meeting, in Doha, Qatar, adding that it will deliver a report in September recommending what changes airlines should take, although they won’t be mandatory.

The streaming of data is not the focus, said Tyler, as tracking is “the most urgent first step and can be done relatively easily.”

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