Re: 757 flight recorder located

From:         Pete Mellor <pm@csr.city.ac.uk>
Date:         14 Mar 96 17:49:32 
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Ken Jongsma <kjongsma@p06.dasd.honeywell.com> 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.

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