Cost-Benefit Case Lags Funding For NextGen Equipage

By Sean Broderick, John Croft, James R. Asker
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

Without a firm commitment on the specifications, however, airlines are fearful of hidden costs down the road.

“The expense of guessing wrong is what we must avoid,” says Joe White, managing director of engineering and maintenance at Airlines For America. “We need accurate forecasts of these elements that affect architecture. We can't afford a miscalculation. In particular, we can't afford recurring retrofits as things change.”

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