Date: 27 Dec 96 04:41:05 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (FRITZ ) Organization: MindSpring Enterprises, Inc.
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This question maybe a little out of it's group but I couldn't find anouther group that fit. I work on DC10 pitch, roll, and yaw computers. These units were orginally built by Bendix. I think Allied Signal owns the division now. We have a tremendously long wait for some parts on these units, sometimes as much as a year. Not only that, but the parts are extremely expensive. I always thought that The FAA required manufactors to supply parts in a timely fashion or authorize the use of alternative parts. It doesn't seem to work that way. Is my assumption wrong or what? These units were probly state of the art at the time the units were built and used components that were one of a kind, probly custom built. These components are long obsolete in the general electronic industry but we have to use them.