New Delhi collision and call for transponders

Date:         23 Nov 96 03:36:27 
From: (RD Rick)
Organization: Netcom
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I have received the following second-hand:

1. The Saudi 747-100 was probably equipped with TCAS.

2. Soviet IFF/transponders cannot be seen by TCAS.

3. The FAA has put out a call for all surplus ATCRBS transponders that
   were removed for installation of mode S transponders.  The intent is
   to provide them to operators of Russian-made aircraft.

Airlines:  dig out your surplus transponders and put them to good use.