The Boeing 777 was lost due to radar contact in March 2014, around 90 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. All 239 people on board are considered dead.
His disappearance somewhere in the Indian Ocean triggered an international search. But only years later Traces of debris believed to have been recovered from the aircraft.
A system called the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSRP), which tracks signals between aircraft and ground facilities, was still in its infancy at the time.
The new technology makes it possible to gather more accurate data from the system, which may allow seekers to pinpoint the aircraft’s location if it lost contact with flight control, the London Times reported.
“Imagine traversing a prairie with invisible tripwires that traverse the entire area and go back and forth across the length and breadth,” said British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey, who has been part of a team for several years looking for the plane, the Times.
“With every step you step on certain tripwires and we can locate you at the intersection of the disturbed tripwires. We can follow your path as you move through the prairie. “
Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics company, conducted the final search for the aircraft in 2018. The new findings could trigger another attempt.
“We are always keen to keep searching for new information or new technology,” said an Orion Infinity spokesman, adding that the timeframe for the venture to be renewed would be in late 2022 or early 2023.