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Get Cleared in Seconds With CPDLC DCL

Jan 27, 2017
By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager

Data Communications (Data Comm) is strongly advocated by the FAA, with a fluid roll-out of Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) Departure Clearance (DCL) capabilities at the most congested airports throughout the United States. Our customers using CPDLC DCL with their existing UniLink® UL-800/801 Communications Management Units (CMU) are highly praising the functionality.

At airports that are Data Comm operational, operators equipped for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ and CPDLC can take advantage of fuel and time savings by utilizing the CPDLC DCL procedures. CPDLC allows Air Traffic Control (ATC) to approve departure clearances or send departure clearances through digital communications, which is much more efficient than the older voice departure clearance acceptance/revision requests. Aircraft equipped with the UniLink® CMU and configured for CPDLC DCL receive departure clearances from ATC within seconds.

Domestic operators who frequent busy airports providing CPDLC DCL service can benefit from this capability, regardless of the need for oceanic FANS. The addition of CPDLC DCL at major U.S. airports can virtually eliminate wait times for aircraft clearance delivery and reduce operating costs significantly over time.

Click here for a full list of Data Comm / CPDLC Operational airports. Additional airports are being evaluated for Phase II of this project. The FAA intends to make CPDLC DCL a priority to implement for clearance delivery at all major airports in the U.S.

Universal Avionics Solution

Our FANS 1/A+ and CPDLC solution includes a SBAS-FMS, UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) and data link-capable Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR).

For more information, please contact your Universal Avionics Regional Sales Manager. Additional information regarding CPDLC DCL can be found in our “Understanding Data Comm Systems with FANS 1/A+, CPDLC DCL and ATN B1” white paper.

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