Date: 21 Nov 96 03:02:19 From: Malcolm Weir <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Adaptive Information Systems -- A Hitachi Company References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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Scott Odle wrote: > Why should the requirements change simply because some airline failed to plan > ahead? The same thing happened with TCAS and also happens from time to time > with ADs. For noise and TCAS there was plenty of notice and a phase in process > (by the percentage of aircraft in your airline). Many either did not realize > or choose to ignore the impending deadlines. Maybe in the hope that the > deadlines would be extended. When the deadlines came near many asked for > exemptions, and as far as I know all were denied as far as TCAS was concerned. As far as I recall, British Airways and Air France gained TCAS implementation extensions (not exemptions) for their Concordes. > Why should safety or in the case of noise why should the congresional mandate > to reduce aircaft noise (at the publics insistence) be ignored simply because > of someones poor planning. Absolutely. Stage III noise rules have been known for a *long* time. If a carrier hasn't planned far enough in advance in order to get new B737's, then they should get Airbus or McD products (Oh-ho! like USAir, perhaps?) Malc.