EASA is to impose regulations to make aircrafts easier to locate should one go missing.
EASA is to impose regulations to make aircraft easier to locate should one go missing.Reuters

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is to introduce plans to make it easier to find black boxes from missing aircrafts in the wake of the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight.

The new proposals will introduce a new frequency that will, in theory, make it easier to find black boxes under water.

The proposals were originally brought forward after the loss of an Air France plane in the Atlantic in 2009 which killed all 228 people. However, since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing on 8 March, strengthening safety and security has once again come into prominence for regulators and aviation firms alike.

EASA executive director Patrick Ky, said: "The tragic flight of Malaysia Airlines MH370 demonstrates that safety can never be taken for granted. The proposed changes are expected to increase safety by facilitating the recovery of information by safety investigation authorities".

EASA has also urged airlines to create black boxes that have a longer life.

"The new EASA requirements include the extension of the transmission time of underwater locating devices (ULD) fitted on flight recorders from 30 days to 90 days," said a statement from EASA.

The Malaysia Airlines flight was carrying 239 people when it went missing on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The location of the plane has yet to be discovered as officials continue to scour the Southern Indian Ocean.

The Malaysian government believes that all 227 passengers and 12 crew members are dead.