DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration is calling for an extension of cockpit voice recorders after a series of near misses on U.S. runways.
The announcement came after the agency held an emergency “security summit” on Wednesday.
The FAA said it “has begun establishing rules requiring cockpit voice recorders to capture 25 hours of data.”
Currently, the cockpit voice recorder only records the last two hours of audio.
The process of imposing these rules could take several years and the agency added that it would welcome Congressional intervention in this regard.
The NTSB said it does not have cockpit audio recordings available for all runway accidents it is investigating.
He proposed the 25-hour standard after a 2017 incident at San Francisco International Airport in which a passenger plane attempted to land on a runway occupied by other aircraft.
In a 2018 report, the National Transportation Safety Board said the lack of cockpit logs hindered its achievement.
The team also identified more than a dozen recorded cases since 2003 where investigators were unable to listen to the primary audio clip due to the recorders’ limited memory.
Since the beginning of the year, there have been an alarming number of “near misses”. Airplanes caused near-potential disasters.
After the summit, the FAA said it would form an “aviation rulemaking committee to explore how to make the most of data collected by aircraft and its systems.”
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