ARINC Controller Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC)

For many years commercial, business and cargo operators have been relying on ARINC aviation technology for Datalink communications, in order to maintain contact with their aircraft for Airline Operational Control (AOC) purposes. Datalink technologies are now starting to be used for Air Traffic Control (ATC) applications as well, which is what Controller Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC) is all about.

ARINC Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) will supplement voice communication between pilots and air traffic controllers, it will increase air traffic management (ATM) capacity by automating routine tasks whilst improving safety. ARINC CPDLC will reduce pilot workload through a decrease in radiotelephony. The availability of a second communications channel will reduce communication errors and aircrew fatigue and will thus contribute to higher safety levels

There are different flavours of CPDLC and ARINC aviation supports all of them.

Future Air Navigation Services (FANS) applications have been in use for nearly two decades over remote oceanic airspace, such as the North Atlantic, and have relied on long-range communications media such as Satcom and HFDL.

CPDLC communications applications have been in use for near a decade in dense continental airspace using VDL Mode 2 (VDLM2) technology and conform to the requirements for Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN) systems.

Airlines (Operators)

Airline Messaging Solutions from ARINC | Industry-Leading Datalink Service Provider | VDLM2 for CPDLC CommunicationsARINC aviation has taken an active role in ensuring that the benefits of the new CPDLC technology are maximised for the Air Transport Industry. In this context the role of ARINC aviation will evolve from a traditional DataLink Service Provider to an industry partner with years of experience and a history of quality customer support.


Mission Critical Transmissions with Datalink Communications | Industry Leading Airline Messaging SolutionsARINC aviation has been providing critical aviation communication solutions for over 80 years and offers the highest levels of customer support and service performance. Learn about and download information on Controller Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC) from Rockwell Collins.

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