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[$$] New Black Boxes Offer Ability to Send Real-Time Data From Plane Crashes

Honeywell International Inc. is introducing a new line of aircraft cockpit and flight-data recorders that offer more data-storage capacity and the ability, for the first time, to use satellites to retrieve accident information in real time. Honeywell officials and other proponents of the new technology said the devices, commonly called black boxes, promise major benefits for future plane crash investigations. Such options have been debated for years by aviation industry officials, and have been championed by many safety advocates and accident investigators.