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Can an aircraft send a message to another company aircraft? If so, can messages be sent to other non-company aircraft at all? Is there a charge for using ACARS?
No cant send between aircraft, and not sure why they would need to.
Yes ACARS does come with a cost. Its provided via your local provider, Arinc, SITA, Aircom etc..
For instance, one airline I have done some work with average about 1000USD per aircraft in communication charges per month. This can vary on what methods are used to connect the aircraft to the ACARS network.. ie HF