Technical Documents:

Questions & Answers on CAPTIO trajectoryEnglish (6 Sept. 2018)

This documents answers to questions received since January 2018. It provides additional information for understanding the solid foundation of the identified trajectory.

Questions-Réponses  sur la trajectoire CAPTIO French (4 Sept. 2018)

Ce document répond aux questions reçues depuis  janvier 2018. Il présente aussi des informations complémentaires démontrant la solidité  de la trajectoire déterminée par l’étude CAPTIO.

CAPTIO Debris Drift Analysis Reportversion 2b (7 Dec. 2018)

This report presents the method, results and conclusions of the debris drift analysis using CSIRO/Pengam model with actual weather data from Marc 2014 till January 2016. Its demonstrates that the identified End of Flight area by CAPTIO should be searched and could be a quick win option.

CAPTIO Trajectory  – version 3 (1 June 2018)

This Excel file includes coordinates of the waypoints and remarquable points of the CAPTIO indentified trajectory with its vertical profile, the fuel consumption and additional information.

MH370-PlausibleTrajectoryversion 3.4   (updated 22 Jan. 2018)

The approach taken in this document consists of

  • taking account of an Air Traffic Management (ATM) point of view,
  • demonstrating that a human-piloted trajectory was possible (and indeed likely) and
  • checking that such a trajectory would be allowed by B777 performance and its modes of operation.

This document presents an analysis based on results already published by the scientific community but considering that the flight was humanly controlled and piloted until the end

Note: A change log between versions is provided at the end of the document.

How_Many_Straight_line_trajectories_for_MH370version 1.c   (18 Apr. 2021)

Thousand of Inmarsat compatible straight line trajectories crossing ARC2 from latitude 5.8°N down to 3.35°S
A straight line trajectory, i.e. constant speed and constant track direction (great circle), minimizes the number of trajectory variables to be considered.
Based upon the geometry of the system (the aircraft and the satellites i.e. the actual one and the virtual one), we analysed the BFOR behaviour as function of speed, track direction, position and time. We also came up with an analytic formula for the Inmarsat compatible straight line trajectories crossing Arc2.
All these numerous trajectories starting at latitude 5.8°N down to 3.35°S at Arc2 are equally probable and the resulting likely latitude at Arc7 is circa [~31°S;~39°S] which have been unsuccessfully searched.