Old 4th Jun 2016, 10:20
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The Ancient Geek
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Age: 75
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The numbers may look big but in reality the Search and Rescue costs are around the same as the replacement value of a single widebody aircraft.
In the vast majority of cases the recorders are recovered so there is little perceived benefit in imposing a much more expensive equipment upgrade on the global fleet.
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