Re: 757 flight recorder located

From:         Pete Mellor <>
Date:         14 Mar 96 17:49:32 
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Ken Jongsma <> wrote (Mar  7 12:06:52 1996):

>> ... does current
>> technology make it feasible for airliners to transmit their operating
>> parameters to the ground in real time?
> Not to the bandwidth used for flight testing, but the AIMS (integrated
> avionics) system on the 777 has the capability to transmit many flight
> parameters to the airline in near real time using VHF or Satcom
> datalink.

... and the A3XX family (and others?) use ACARS, which *is* a full
real-time system for transmitting operating parameters. The implementation
depends on the ability of the carrier to receive the data, not on the
ability of the aircraft to transmit it.

Peter Mellor, Centre for Software Reliability, City University, Northampton
Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK. Tel: +44 (171) 477-8422, Fax: +44 (171) 477-8585