Inmarsat, ESA sign Iris Precursor partnership

November 26, 2014 0

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety service is to play an integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure. Inmarsat has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Iris Precursor partnership […]


Hungarian CPDLC to improve efficiency

August 27, 2014 0

HungaroControl has launched a large-scale CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) project with the aim of developing the Hungarian air traffic infrastructure with the most modern technology in accordance with European Single European Sky (SES) […]


Fokker secures STC for B757 CPDLC

July 15, 2014 0

Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) modification on the Boeing B757 aircraft. CPDLC is an air/ground data link that enables the exchange […]


NAV CANADA improves pilot, controller comms

July 8, 2014 0

Canadian airspace has undergone safety and efficiency enhancements with the completion of the national implementation of Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC). CPDLC enables controllers in Area Control Centres (ACC) and pilots in suitably equipped […]


European datalink crippled by ATN capacity show-stopper

June 30, 2014 0

The cornerstone enabler for 4D trajectory flight appears to be technically impossible due to disastrous system overloads and potentially dangerous radio interference, writes Aimée Turner. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) which carried out an […]


RC, Kobev launch aircrew comms training

June 30, 2014 0

Rockwell Collins has signed an exclusive agreement with Kobev International to introduce a new FANS 1/A + and CPDLC training programme that incorporates a pilot’s real world communications with Air Traffic Control (ATC). The emulation […]


Rockwell Collins expands FANS 1/A capability

April 4, 2014 0

Dassault Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft currently equipped with Rockwell Collins avionics and flight management system will have an upgrade path for Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability from 2015. “We’re […]


Fair Exchange?

October 1, 2013 0

After three years of collaboration, the US and Europe are fighting to stop conflicting technology agendas from undermining the transatlantic partnership When it comes to aviation officials airing their dirty linen in public, there have […]


First FANS retrofit certification achieved

September 17, 2013 0

Chicago Jet Group (CJG) has received the long awaited, first FANS retrofit certification. CJG worked diligently with its partners and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure that the first certified retrofit installation of a […]


Harris handed $150m datacomm contract

August 15, 2013 0

Harris Corporation has received authorisation from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin work on the seven-year, $150 million Data Communications Network Services (DCNS) element of its Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) programme. DCNS will help […]