The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will move the aviation industry forward with the implementation of advanced data link communications by 2020.
At Aviation Week, hosted in Washington, leaders from airlines, industry providers and government agencies held discussions and shared critical facts and data in order to reinforce the implementation of the future of air travel with the proposed data link mandates.
At the show, the NextGen Showcase was aimed to help airlines find the right providers, simplifying the selection process and highlighting where the smartest investments in technology would lie.
The showcase was all about imparting the industry with the changing rules within NextGen, making sure that advances in technology in the cockpit can be embraced and used to their full potential as NextGen approaches.
NextGen will help to improve safety with data link communications, in addition to creating more fuel efficient routes, less congestion and increased operability solutions for airlines.
Industry leading data link providers bring many solutions to the table, with retrofit avionics, data link packages and cost effective innovations, such as ARINC’s HFDL solution.
Data link technology is widely used in today’s busy skies, helping to create a safe and secure airspace across the globe. NextGen will reinforce the use of data link communications with the issue of mandatory rules and specific routes for carriers of data link.
By 2020 data link communications mandates will be imposed under regulatory conditions. Air carriers are advised to look at the possibilities now, for retrofitting. All new aircraft off the production line are being fitted with data link technology in preparation.