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Old 2nd Jun 2016, 19:56
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RAT 5
 
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is there enough satellite data storage for every a/c to send back FDR/CVR data in live time?
Short answer, No Rat 5.

My mistake. Not data storage, but data transmission. If every FDR/CVR equipped a/c and its operator was required to have the equipment fitted at manufacture then searching for tiny black boxes might be un-necessary as all the data would already be in the Ops room. If operators couldn't do it then a Google type aviation data collection company could do so. I agree, this 'only on board' data retention method is archaic and expensive when required.
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