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  • initialism aviation aircraft communications addressing and reporting system

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  • A: Last minute changes are accommodated either by the station refiguring the calculation on the computer program and sending it to the flight via a special data radio known as ACARS, or if the pilot are making the calculation manually, there is a section specifically for last-minute weight added or subtracted.

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  • A data link interface between an aircraft Flight Management System (FMS) and the Management Unit for the Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), was developed during the early 1990s.

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  • A data link interface between an aircraft Flight Management System (FMS) and the Management Unit for the Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), was developed during the early 1990s.

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  • The messages resulted from equipment failure data, captured by a built-in system for testing and reporting, and cockpit warnings also posted to ACARS.

    What are they hiding? Flight 447 and Tunguska Type Events

  • The messages, sent from an onboard maintenance system, Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), indicated that between 02: 10 UTC and 02: 14 UTC - four minutes or less - 5 failure reports and 19 warnings were transmitted.

    What are they hiding? Flight 447 and Tunguska Type Events

  • Among the ACARS transmissions in the first minute is one message that indicates a fault in the pitot-static system.

    What are they hiding? Flight 447 and Tunguska Type Events

  • Johnson sends an ACARS back to United: “How about YHM?” he types, using the airport identifier for Hamilton.

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  • The final weight and balance calculations from dispatch came over the ACARS at 8:05, and with that in hand, the crew was ready to fly.

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  • The ACARS messages continue to come in, becoming increasingly shocking.

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  • But when he enters the flight deck, his relief first officer simply passes him a handful of ACARS messages.

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