CPDLC Install and Training
FANS and ATN training is provided by Kobev International
A communication link between the pilot and Air Traffic Control (ATC) by means of digital messaging.
CPDLC or Controller Pilot Data Link Communication
The text messaging application used to receive clearances and exchange reports between pilots and controllers over any available sub network. The pilot interface provides a menu of standard ATC request text messages, and the display shows the received ATC command messages. FANS – 1/A/CPDLC is used all over the world, primarily in oceanic airspace, but also in remote Enroute airspace.
Fans – 1/A+ Or Future Air Navigation System
The product name given to a suite of software upgrades that implement CPDLC, ADS-C, AFN and AOC communications over ACARS protocols. FANS 1 was originally developed by Boeing, while FANS A was developed by Airbus. The two systems are functionally identical. Industry standardization efforts sought to refer to both packages simultaneously, hence the naming convention FANS – 1/A. The “+” came about as a minor update to the industry standard, DO-258 to DO-258a, and is primarily due to the new message latency feature in CPDLC. All FANS – 1/A+ messages can be sent over Inmarsat or Iridium satellite systems in addition to VHF (VDL Mode 0, Mode A, or Mode 2.).
ADS-C Or Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract
Automatic position reports that require no pilot interaction. The Contract in ADS-C means that ATC controls the reporting system. FANS 1/A/ADS-C is used all over the world, primarily in oceanic airspace, but also in remote Enroute airspace. There can be up to five separate ATC connections at any one time, with each connection having up to three contracts.
The following is a description for each of the four types of contracts:
- Periodic Contracts – ATC sets or alters the update rate as needed (a higher update rate is usually required in high traffic areas).
- Event Contracts – Communicated if there is a change in Altitude, Lateral Deviation, Vertical Rate or Crossing a Waypoint.
- Demand Contracts – ATC can request a one-off update as needed. This does not affect an existing contact preset rate.
- Emergency Mode Contracts – Initiated and cancelled by the pilot, not the controller. Emergency Mode changes all existing contracts to a more rapid rate, with the emergency mode indicator. Emergency Mode is automatically triggered by the MAYDAY message.
FOI Or Fans-Over-Iridium
Future Air Navigation System Over the Iridium satellite network approved for use by the Federal Aviation Administration FAA. Literally, the same FANS – 1/A+ software now operates over the Iridium subnetwork as well.
ATN B1 SESAR
The Eurocontrol programme for ATN/CPDLC in European airspace. ATN B1 protocols provide communications over VDL Mode 2 (only).
Our Current CPDLC Fans 1/A+ and ATN Solution Supplemental Type Certificates (STC):
- STC #ST03262CH – Completed October 2020, Citation 550/560
- STC #ST03262CH – Completed February 2020, Boeing 757 200/300
- STC #ST03262CH – Completed December 2016, Challenger 600, 601 and 604 Fans
- STC #ST03369CH – Completed April 2016, Gulfstream GV Fans
- STC #ST03262CH – Completed April 2016, Gulfstream GII and GIII Aircraft Fans
- STC #ST03369CH – Completed April 2016, Dassault Falcon 2000EX Fans
- STC #ST03262CH – Completed April 2016, Dassault Falcon 2000 Fans
- STC #ST03369CH – Completed August 2015, Boeing 767 – 200/300 Fans
- STC #ST03369CH – Completed August 2015, Gulfstream GIV (GIV-SP) Fans
- STC #ST03262CH – Completed April 2015, Westwind Astra, Astra SPX, and Gulfstream G100 Fans
- STC #ST03369CH – Completed August 2014 for the Dassault Falcon 900 and 900EX Aircraft Fans
- STC #ST03262CH – Completed September 2013, Dassault Mystere Falcon 50 Fans
We are currently working with the following aircraft for FANS STC’s: G200, Lear 60
- Our CPDLC STC’s meet FAA and EASA approval along with Transport Canada and ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviacão Civil).
- Our FANS – 1/A+/CPDLC solutions are designed specifically to update and supplement your aircraft’s current equipment.
- Most importantly our STC’s are compliant for the ICAO North Atlantic Mandate requirements and ATN B1 for the Eurocontrol ATN B1 SESAR + Mandate.
- Our FANS – 1/A+/CPDLC installations focus on using FANS-over-Iridium to mitigate the cost of both installation and operation.
- All of our STC’s are both FANS and ATN-B1 certified.
- All of our STC’s are certified for Push to Load as required for FAA Domestic En Route Data Link Operations.
- Allows operation in FANS-designated premium airspace, thereby reducing fuel burn
- Allows user-preferred routes, thereby reducing fuel burn
- Increases Safety (with flight plan conformance monitoring)
- Communications not affected by language or accents
- Allows more aircraft into currently limited amounts of airspace via reduced separation minimums
- Our solutions are compliant with the mandates and advisory circulars
Exemptions And Waivers
EUROCONTROL approved OEM Waivers – Waivers have been granted to the original equipment manufacturers (OEM), for lifetime exemption on certain airframes. Aircraft not equipped with a ATN B1 SESAR, ATN/CPDLC solution, may receive less than priority treatment from Air Traffic Control. While your aircraft may continue to operate after the mandated requirements with a qualified waiver, you may have to fly under 28,500 feet.
Best Equipped, Best Served.
FAA Data Comm is available at 62 airports within the United States for Data Link Clearance (DCL).
United States enroute CPDLC is available now and will be completed by June 2021.
In addition, if your aircraft is unable to perform the push to load messages fro ATC, you will not be allowed to use your CPDLC system in the United States domestic enroute airspace.
Falcon 50/900 InSight
Chicago Jet Group Kicks-Off Avionics Upgrade for Falcon 900 with Universal Avionics InSight® Display System
4 Display InSight® System Offers Operators a New Integrated Flight Deck Solution
Sugar Grove, IL– Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Chicago Jet Group, received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) project Number for an InSight® Display System flight deck upgrade on a Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft. The STC will cover the installation of the InSight® Display System with 4 EFI-1040 Displays, complimented with other additional flight deck enhancements.
“As promised, Chicago Jet is moving forward with the Falcon 900 InSight® program in response to the overwhelming number of requests from current Falcon 900 operators, including prospective buyers, who are looking for a cost-effective solution that will meet their needs for the 2020 mandates and beyond. This is the most complete and comprehensive solution on the market,” he added. “The value of this STC is unprecedented. We have created a NextGen solution for the Falcon 900 operators who up, until now, had limited options that were very pricey for the Falcon 900. We are moving forward with a 4-display option at this time in order to get the InSight® cockpit upgrade STC approved and available to the operators. We are working on a number of possible options to replace the factory original engine indications that would be presented on a 5th display.”
The InSight® system is designed as an integrated flight deck solution, featuring embedded Next Generation enhanced synthetic vision with advanced mapping capability, electronic charts, frequency management, and broadcast weather. Line Replaceable Units (LRU) are minimized, reducing weight while simplifying wiring and installation. InSight® retains the ability to interface with a large number of federated components such as attitude/heading sensors, air data computers, radars, traffic systems, radios, and autopilots.
Lower operating and maintenance costs, enhanced safety, situational awareness, and functionality for pilots are all possible with an InSight® upgrade.
In addition, this upgrade will include new digital audio control panels, LED glare-shield lighting, and LED back lighting for the overhead panel, as well as ATC Safety Voice Approval. This upgrade will not affect existing TCAS 7.1 or ADS-B upgrades and will not require modification to the existing auto pilot system. Final Certification is expected in Q1 2020.
About Universal Avionics
Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Helicopter, Airline (regional/commercial), Government/Military, Special Missions, and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit www.uasc.com/company/about.
About Chicago Jet Group
Chicago Jet Group operates an FAA Class 4 Part 145 Repair Station with EASA approval, focusing on the installation and certification of NextGen avionics technology in Part 25 aircraft, in addition to providing airframe and engine maintenance. Contact Chicago Jet Group at www.chicagojetgroup.com; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 630-466-3600.
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Chicago Jet Group Selects Universal Avionics for Data Link Solution with NextGen Pro•Link™
Sugar Grove, IL
NextGen Pro•Link™ is the newest upgrade available from Chicago Jet Group (CJG), introducing the first complete Proline 4 Dual Integrated FMS upgrade for legacy integrated navigation systems. Universal Avionics provides the foundation avionics components to equip and certify aircraft for Controller-Pilot Data Link including CPDLC-DCL, CPDLC-Enroute, FANS 1/A+, and European ATN B1 (formerly Link 2000+).
The NextGen Pro•Link™ upgrade meets the global compliance requirements for the Gulfstream G200, Falcon 50/50EX, and Falcon 2000/2000EX. It is the most effective Dual FMS upgrade path for classic Dassault Falcon aircraft models and the Gulfstream G200. The Hawker 800XP and Challenger 850 (CRJ200) are already scheduled for the NextGen ProLink upgrade in the first quarter of 2020.
Mike Mitera, president of CJG commented “The NextGen Pro•Link™ program provides the upgrade path that aircraft manufacturers and owner/operators have been requesting and have never been able to obtain until now. Upgrading legacy navigation products with Pro•Link™ NextGen capable components provides the one compelling argument for owner/operators to investigate what a considerable return on avionics upgrades will mean for their aviation investment.”
Chicago Jet Group is the premier provider of PBCS compliant, data link solutions, avionics upgrades, installation and certification, meeting all requirements of NextGen Data Communications, FANS 1/A+ Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC), Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract (ADS-C) and European Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Base 1 (ATN-B1).
“The FAA NextGen roadmap for Data Comm will require operators to upgrade their aircraft with a Communications Management Unit that affords pilots the ability of CPDLC DCL, pre-departure clearances, and enroute CPDLC,” said Robert Clare, Universal Avionics U.S. Senior Sales Manager. “The UniLink UL-800/801 CMU also offers FANS 1/A+ with ATN B1,” he added. “We are pleased that CJG has created the path to allow the installation on these aircraft. We hope to see more certifications come on line in the near future as NextGen continues to evolve.”
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