[Avionics Today March 14, 2014] Universal Avionics announced Software Control Number (SCN) 31.0 for its UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention in Nashville, Tenn.
Weather radar for UniLink. Photo, courtesy of Universal Avionics.
SCN 31.0 provides UniLink operators with the necessary Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) capability to meet Eurocontrol's Link 2000+ Program mandate requirements. The update supports the Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN) Baseline 1 (B1) Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Context Management (CM) functions which are the core of Link 2000+ compliance, according to Universal.
"Since Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A messaging cannot be accommodated in Link 2000+ airspace, SCN 31.0 also features FANS/ATN CPDLC message harmonization," Universal said in a statement.