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). Data link services, complementing controller-pilot voice communications, will be introduced in continuous and homogeneous parts of the airspace in the Single European Sky, starting with deployment by the ANSPs in the core area of Europe followed by the remaining ANSPs in Europe. In the mean time the airlines will be expected to equip as well via forward-fit and retrofit. Implementing dates are discussed in the course.
The aim of this course is to provide support to the airlines and to States with a view to their 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.
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.