FedEx CEO: Airlines will track planes better

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    FedEx CEO: Airlines will track planes better - USA Today

    As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet continues, the head of FedEx said Thursday that airlines will move quickly to better track aircraft over the ocean.

    Frederick Smith, CEO of the cargo-delivery company, told the International Aviation Club that maintenance and navigational equipment aboard most airliners could be adapted to better keep track of planes. That would help reduce the gaps between planes, making flights more efficient and saving money on fuel, he said.

    "It is unacceptable to the public for a 777 airplane in 2014 with 239 souls on board to go missing," Smith said, "so there's going to be a response."