Voice communication frequencies between pilots and air traffic control (ATC) are becoming increasingly congested and will not be able to accommodate the projected increase in air traffic demand. Use of data communications (Data Comm) to supplement some routine voice communications will increase efficiency, capacity, and safety.
KLAS will see the introduction of Data Comm on March 28 2016 with many other airports frequented by business aviation to follow. Click here to download the DCL Site Deployment Schedule.
This presentation will describe the introduction of data communications between the cockpit and controllers to supplement voice communications, air traffic control (ATC) clearances, instructions, traffic flow management, and flight crew requests and reports. It will describe the direct link between ground automation and flight deck avionics that enables efficiencies not possible using current voice system.