Category Archives: Communications

Hungarian CPDLC to improve efficiency

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 … More ››

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SwiftBroadband flight deck services make debut

British satellite business Inmarsat has announced the first successful installation and on-going trials of its ACARS-capable SwiftBroadband (SB) safety equipment on an Airbus A319. The … More ››

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FAA approves Avionica’s satLINK

The US Federal Aviation Administration has issued Avionica a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for satLINK MAX, the industry’s first Iridium based ATS SATCOM for air … More ››

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Harris to supply Port-Au-Prince

Harris Corporation has been selected to supply critical air traffic control (ATC) communications to the Area Control Centre (ACC) at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in … More ››

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Selex ES debuts AFIS for remote ops

Finmeccanica’s Selex ES has unveiled its Aerodrome Flight Information System (AFIS), a mobile control tower for ground – air – ground air traffic control communications. … More ››

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Frequentis supports dynamic re-sectorisation

Bulgaria’s BULATSA and Romanian ROMATSA are entrusting Frequentis to advance the ATM communication systems and infrastructure of the Functional Airspace Block (FAB) in the Danube … More ››

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L-3 wins Airbus AFIRS 228S certification

L-3 Aviation Recorders has received Airbus’ formal notification of certification for the L-3 Automated Flight Information Reporting System 228S for the Airbus A320 family of … More ››

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Fokker secures STC for B757 CPDLC

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. … More ››

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NAV CANADA improves pilot, controller comms

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 … More ››

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European datalink crippled by ATN capacity show-stopper

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. … More ››

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