WPvsMW wrote:Thanks! Very interesting, esp. the replacement of MEM with IAH, and UA being outside the pre-merger planning.
WPvsMW wrote:Yes, there are plenty of knowledgeable folks here in tech/ops, and I hope for more input on the thread. The exchange with zeke about GLS outside the States shows SBAS and GBAS are the future, but NAS is lagging in GLS.
I would think operators (esp. cargo operators using delay prone airports) with FBW Airbus types or B787/B748 would push airports to install the ground component.
WPvsMW wrote:Returning to the focus of the topic title... does the Rockwell-Collins or Honeywell gear interoperate with GLS and SBAS worldwide? Does it need a software update, like Nav DBs, that contains the destination airports?
Example: SBAS/GBAS equipped, US operator, a/c on TATL or TPAC route approaches FRA or SYD. Can the Captain elect GLS and, presto, the MMR auto-tunes, etc.?
WPvsMW wrote:IIRC, ORD has 12 different ILSs. That is a huge investment, that requires a lot of maintenance. The "implement GLS" breakeven point for airports with multiple ILSs must be much lower than for an airport with a single ILS.
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