US FAA ADS-B Out final rule announced May 28 contains a summary of costs ranging from $2.74 billion to $5.47 billion, assuming a 3% discount rate (net present value) and a cost of $2.15 billion-$4.11 billion discounted at 7% NPV. These figures appear to be considerably lower than cost estimates of $2.5 billion-$6.2 billion just for airline industry equipage cited by the Air Transport Assn. and also contained in the rule analysis (ATWOnline, May 28). In fact, however, the figures are ...

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