Date: 15 Nov 96 12:25:36 From: email@example.com (Scott Odle) Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc. References: 1 2 3
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In article <airliners.1996.2399@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org says... >With a MODE C Xpndr on the other aircraft only a Traffic Advisory (TA) >would be issued. To get a Resolution Advisory (RA) the other aircraft >would have to have a MODE S Xpndr. Not True. RAs are generated against both Mode C and Mode S targets. The biggest difference between the two as far as TCAS is concerned is that if both aircraft have TCAS, they both also have Mode S and therefore TCAS-to-TCAS coordination between the two aircraft will occur which provides complimentary manuevers to each aircraft. For example, while one gets a climb RA the other will get a descend RA.