IATE Term of the Week: Transponder

March 21, 2014 10:51 am


Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 and the plane has been missing since then. How can that happen? Many people are wondering why pilots can shut off the transponder. We decided to learn more about it and for this reason we have chosen “transponder” as our Term of the Week. Find out more about this topic with this article and with this aviation glossary.




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