Following the announcement by the Malaysian Minister of Defence and Acting Minister of Transport on 19th May 2014,
the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is pleased to provide further information on the discussion with Inmarsat, assisted by the AAIB, to get a common descriptor for the Inmarsat satellite data which had been provided to Malaysia Airlines when MH370 first went missing.
It must be noted that previously where reference has been made to “data communication logs” and “raw data”- they
refer to the same set of data. In moving forward, it is imperative for us to provide helpful information to the next of kin and general public – which will include the data communication logs as well as relevant explanation to enable the reader to understand the data provided. It must also be noted that the data communication logs is just one of the many elements of the investigation information.
In line with our commitment towards greater transparency, all parties are working for the release of the data communication logs and the technical description of the analysis for public consumption. DCA notes Inmarsat’s full support for the ongoing MH370 investigation.”