Commercial, Embedded Avionics

Spectralux Dlink Awarded EASA STC for 737NG

By Tish Drake | May 29, 2012
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Spectralux Avionics, based in Redmond, Wash., received its first EASA supplemental type certificate for its Dlink+ w/Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) system for installation on the Boeing 737NG.

The Dlink+ w/CPDLC system provides flight crews with the capability to send and receive both CPDLC and Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) messages over Very High Frequency Data Link (VDL) Mode A/2 networks. Dlink+ w/CPDLC merges three separate avionics units CDU, CMU, and VDL Mode A/2 Radio into one cockpit-mounted Line Replaceable Unit (LRU).

“The Dlink+ w/CPDLC was developed as a cost-effective solution for the EUROCONTROL Link 2000+ data communications mandate in European airspace. This is the first of many, allowing Spectralux to fully serve the European Air Transport market with Dlink+ w/CPDLC,” said Michael Burke, Spectralux president.

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