Re: Airbus Safety

Date:         12 Oct 98 00:02:26 
From:         "David G. Davidson" <>
Organization: EarthLink Network, Inc.
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>Early 737's had no GPWS, no EGPWS, no windshear
>alerting or prediction, no moving map, no EFIS, no flight path
>protections, no autoland, no CAT II, no flight management system, no
>autothrottle, no ACARS, no color weather radar.

>I know of some 737-300s built this year (and possibly even 737-700s)
>that lack many of those features or at least have them disabled -- no
>flight path protections, no autoland, no FMS, no ACARS, maybe more.
>Despite that, their operator has never lost a plane or life.

The Air Inter A320 that crashed had no GPWS, certainly no fault of the
airplane or the manufacturer.