[time-nuts] Aircraft ping timing

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Mar 22 04:01:37 EDT 2014

In message <532D1009.6040606 at leikhim.com>, Joe Leikhim writes:

>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.

Pilots Unions and "national security" has a lot to do with that.

>Can you imagine how much an aircraft like that is worth in spare parts alone?

It is worth more as scrap metal.

There is no market for untraced spare parts for large passenger jets.

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