February 27, 2015

European Commission Moves CPDLC Mandate to 2020

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[Avionics Today 02-27-2015] The European Commission (EC) has decided to delay its mandate for operators to equip their aircraft with Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) until February 2020. Technical issues related to the radio frequency environment and the ground-based data link communications infrastructure led to the EC amending its existing regulation, which would have mandated CPDLC equipage on all legacy aircraft flying above 28,500 feet in European airspace.      An...

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