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December 10th, 2014
06:16 PM ET

Report recommends new flight tracking

(CNN) – It's been nine months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and its 239 passengers and crew members disappeared without a trace.

Now, the International Air Transport Association is trying to make sure that never happens again, releasing its safety proposal for airline carriers Wednesday, including four dimensional tracking which reports the plane location every 15 minutes, and is accurate to within at least one nautical mile.

The group – which has 250 airline members – also suggests updating communication protocols and equipment, but some airlines are pushing back on the proposal, especially its 12 month timeline.

CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien weighs in in the video above.

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