Aviation messaging will undoubtedly change in the future – but how can we keep current costs low whilst retaining reliable performance?
The DCIS (Data Communications Integrated Services) programme will next month reveal who will play a part in changing aviation messaging. Identified as one of the ‘foundational’ NextGen programmes, it not only improves controller productivity by automating the delivery of routine clearances but also moves the FAA towards its ultimate vision of trajectory-based operation.
The construction of NextGen will enable real-time communication between controllers and flight crews through the use of modern digital data transmissions instead of analogue voice technology, allowing aircraft to fly safer, more efficient routes and ease congestion in major metropolitan areas nationwide.
The DCIS contract will provide ground-to-ground and air-to-ground segments of the data communications system, with special attention paid to the interoperability of the data communications services and avionics.
In the meantime aviation messaging continues to be an area of substantial cost and responsibility for all aviation users, especially within business aviation where costs can be significant. Business aviation users are recommended to seek to use providers who cater especially for this market. ARINC offers business aviation one such service.
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