ICAO must ban the Black Box as the unique place where to store Flight Data for all Commercial Flight. We have better ways to capture airplane crash data.
The All Data live-streaming, via Satellites, to be stored into Air Lines Servers, is the best solution for SAR (Search and Rescue) Operations; especially for crash into far locations or deep sea.
Also: Why not mount an adequate number of HD CCTV cameras on airliners to monitor the status of wings, rudder and other critical parts of the aircraft in flight? and of course all data must be safely recorded into ICAO Cloud.
Cool projects are rare. Here I found one I want to show to you. An undercover personal communicator. It includes a lot of new technologies: ESP32, Smartphones, LoRa, BLE, GPS, Mesh, and as you see, 3D printing. And it solves a problem which could be seen as a human right:
Personal SMS style communication everywhere in the world, without the need for any infrastructure, and without mass surveillance. In addition, it shows the location of all your friends in your group on a map on your Smartphone. Everything open source, of course. How cool is that? Even "Sexycyborg" Naomi Wu likes it. I am a proud Patreon of GreatScott!, Electroboom, Electronoobs, EEVblog, and others.
LoRa uses unlicensed frequencies that are available worldwide. These are the most widely used frequencies: