DIGITAL SMOKESCREEN? : FAA'S RECENT DECISION TO SLOW DOWN DEPLOYMENT OF CPDLC HAS RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT ITS COMMITMENT TO MODE 2, DESPITE INDUSTRY INVESTMENT IN THE SYSTEM

This article looks at the recent decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to delay deployment of the Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) system. While FAA's explanation stems around economic constraints, many industry experts contend that the real reason lies in politics and priorities for other funding-based FAA programs. Although the system was successfully implemented at the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in 2002, the FAA cites concerns related to the EnRoute Automation Modernization (ERAM) program as well as the data link issue. The article presents reactions by various airlines regarding air traffic control communications and the CPDLC.

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    Penton Media

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    Cleveland, OH  United States  44114-1503
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, J R
  • Publication Date: 2003-9

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 44-46
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00965058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2003 12:00AM