From: Jean-Francois Mezei <email@example.com> Organization: Vaxination Informatique Date: 05 Nov 96 04:13:59 Followups: 1 2 3 4
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There has been much talk lately about the impact of adult toys (laptops, GPS, walkmans etc) on on-board navigation equipment. Obviously, airlines introducing fancy on board entertainment and electronics have a way to ensure that these do not interfere with the navigation equipment. Is it fair to assume that equipment is available to detect/measure the emi emissions from a "thing" ? Would it be theoretically possible to have such equipment on the plane that would detect the use of passenger electronics which interfere with the navigation equipment ? (Eg: pilot are told that there are emissions which interfere with navigation equipment thus rendering it unreliable). Seems to me that stopping the electronic toy tidal wave is pretty impossible. I am just wondering if airliners could be retrofitted to detect if an unfriendly toy is being used.