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Data Link Implementation in Europe [COM-DLK]

Classroom Course
  • Tests
  • Practical exercises
The Data Link Services Implementing Rule (DLS IR), Commission Regulation (EC) 29/2009, amended by Regulation (EU) 2015/310, has been developed to support the Interoperability Regulation, in the framework of the Single European Sky (SES). CPDLC (controller-pilot data link communications) is indeed introduced in continuous and homogeneous parts of the airspace in the Single European Sky, both by ANSPs and airlines flying above FL285.  

The aim of this course is to provide support to stakeholders for complying with the DLS IR in due time. To achieve this, the course will explain: a) the data link services ACM, ACL, AMC and DLIC, including message element semantics, b) the end-to-end communications service and protocols, and the air-ground sub-network technology ATN and VDL Mode 2 infrastructure, c) how the ground data processing and airborne avionics systems can be upgraded with the relevant functionalities, d) the ATS procedures for the operation of the identified data link services, e) the associated standard documents.
This course supports the successful implementation and operational use of data link services in Europe, achieved through a thorough understanding of data link services, the underlying technology and the impact on local regulation by every person involved.
Satellite communications, new data links and spectrum aspects are introduced in more detail in the context of SESAR and ICAO work, together with standardisation aspects.
Importantly, the new institutional roles of different involved stakeholders are also covered.
A strong element of the course is the sharing of lessons learned by experienced professionals in airlines, air navigation service providers and industry, who will present the subject from their perspective throughout the course.
After completing the course, participants will have the necessary understanding of the Data Link Services Implementing Rule to support the implementation of data link services in their own State. This knowledge will cover the applications (CM, CPDLC, ADS-C) and the technologies (ATN, VDL Mode 2) to be put in place, as well as the necessary steps for local approval and the associated relevant documentation.
This course is designed for those undertaking work related to the implementation of data link services. This includes management, technical and operational staff from ANSPs, airlines, and regulatory agencies.
Certificate awarded
All candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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No fee applies for course participants from Member States’ competent authorities and certified organisations. The training cost is sponsored by the EUROCONTROL Work Programme. The price per course participant from other organisations or individuals is 1600 EUR.
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