RLatSM connection issues delay NAT rollout

November 22, 2016 0

Connectivity issues are thwarting the next phase of the innovative RLatSM trials conducted by the UK’s NATS and Nav Canada. Most aircraft transiting the North Atlantic (NAT) are separated laterally by one degree of latitude, […]


SESAR DM to lead on datalink services

October 24, 2016 0

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) has been mandated by the European Commission (EC) to act as datalink services (DLS) implementation project manager. Through this mandate, the Commission aims to implement one of the key recommendations in […]


Eurocontrol receives datalink mandate

October 12, 2016 0

Eurocontrol’s 41 member countries have mandated the Brussels-based aviation agency to prepare for the deployment of the European Air/Ground Data Communication Service (EAGDCS). “A directive to this effect from the Organisation’s governing body has been approved, […]


New Approach

July 18, 2016 0

David Bowen, SESAR JU’s ATM chief, explains how Europe plans to fix the troublesome VDL Mode 2 datalink solution and outline an emerging performance-based vision for the future The sorry history of the datalink technology […]


Eurocontrol datalink bid hits dead-end

May 4, 2016 2

Brussels has weighed in on the contentious issue of how to proceed with getting the troubled datalink project back on track. Download your copy of Air Traffic Management using the free app! The cornerstone enabler […]


SITAONAIR clinches PANSA CPDLC contract

April 14, 2016 0

Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has selected air transport communications provider SITAONAIR to provide the data link service required to comply with the EU Data Link Regulations for the Single European Sky. The regulation […]


WATM: Iris deliver i4D comms vision

March 15, 2016 0

World ATM Congress, 2016 SESAR members together with partners and the European Space Agency’s Iris Precursor have carried out a joint flight trial, successfully demonstrating that existing satellite technology systems are a viable option for […]


WATM: Inmarsat, ESA launch IRIS SE

March 8, 2016 0

World ATM Congress, Madrid UK satcom business Inmarsat has won a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to enhance Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Europe with a new generation of satellite-based data link communications. […]


SITAONAIR completes Brazil datalink network

November 9, 2015 0

SITAONAIR has now deployed a comprehensive VHF and VDL datalink network at 53 sites across Brazil, along with related monitoring and routing systems. The completion follows the 20-year Datalink Concession Agreement awarded to SITAONAIR by […]


SwiftBroadband Safety makes maiden flight

June 16, 2015 0

Hawaiian Airlines has become the first commercial airline to fly with UK satellite business Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety service on its Boeing 767-300 fleet, after the Supplemental Type Certificate for the service was awarded. The SwiftBroadband-based […]