Reply to post: Re: Any change in policy?

New MH370 handshake and wing debris analysis suggests rapid descent

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Holmes

Re: Any change in policy?

Not much to do with cheapskateness than with long roll-out times for relevant standards and appropriately certified gear.

ACARS exists and has been used in this precise case. I understand the main unit was switched off (burnt out? sabotaged?). A secondary unit was on but was just doing "pings". These pings are the signals we are talking about here.

I am not sure whether ACARS would carry on-board GPS information but it definitely carries telemetry.

There is also FAMS which is coming online.

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