April 23, 2014

Regional Scan: Europe

By Woodrow Bellamy III

UK Launches Low Altitude Datalink Flight Trials U.K.’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) is currently using live flight trials between Bristol and Edinburgh to research the use of data communications between Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) and pilots at lower altitudes. According to NATS, Datalink, the U.K.’s version of the Data Comm ATM modernization in the U.S., is currently mandated in European airspace above 28,500 feet and now the U.K. is looking at providing the same benefits at...

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