[time-nuts] Aircraft ping timing
jleikhim at leikhim.com
Sat Mar 22 00:22:33 EDT 2014
In retrospect it is kind of crazy that fleet owners will put tracking devices on $100K semi trucks and cranes yet $100 million aircraft have to rely upon 60 year old technology (Transponders) and ACARS to keep track of them. I don't question the utility of TCAS and Transponders, it is just the issue of not tracking such a valuable asset that is kind of crazy. Can you imagine how much an aircraft like that is worth in spare parts alone? -on the world market. If I were an insurer I would be asking questions of the industry.
"Orbcomm is kind of troublesome.
There is a tracking service used mostly by helicopters, which of course
are notorious for falling off the radar due to low altitude. It is
I've used or have know users various satellite messaging services over
the years. Iridium is good. I was a Globcomm customer, but it was not
reliable. A friend was on Orbcomm and it had issues as well. "
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