Date: 13 Nov 96 02:41:21 From: email@example.com (Scott Odle) Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc. References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1996.2359@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org says... >I own a gps that costs 300 bucks, and can display location, speed, and >altitude with reasonalbe accuracy. Is every airliner equiped with a gps >now, and if so why not? The thing to consider is the certification cost of installing GPS in a transport category aircraft, its hundreds of times more expensive. You small $300 dollar unit may give you "reasonable" accuracy, but since it is not certified it cannot be used as a navigation source.