Newer technology needed? Probably. Costly? Yes. But does it give any frequent flyers out there the warm fuzzies to consider what more Federal Government Intervention will produce in terms of real solutions? If it will be anything like the efficiency of TSA to the rescue, I say spare us. "Through July of this year, the airline industry had its worst on-time performance since the government began tracking such data in 1995, according to The Associated Press....But the cost of moving to the more sophisticated technology is daunting: $15 billion for commercial airlines to equip their planes with new equipment and an additional $15 billion to $22 billion for the FAA to adopt the satellite technology"