Duncan Aviation Publishes Updated Datalink Straight Talk Book

To ensure Duncan Aviation’s customers are well-informed when it comes to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) NextGen mandates and guidelines, several of the company’s avionics experts have updated its Straight Talk book on the NextGen initiative for datalink.

Datalink is a broad term, encompassing numerous types of digital systems that facilitate communications between air traffic control and pilots. Current datalink systems available are Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS); Aircraft Communications, Addressing, and Reporting System (ACARS), Aeronautical Telecommunications Network-Baseline 1 (ATN-B1) and Aeronautical Telecommunications Network-Baseline 2 (ATN-B2). Duncan Aviation's updated book explains all four types of datalink communications, with particular focus on FANS, which is currently mandated in the North Atlantic Tracks (NAT) for all aircraft operating between FL290 and FL410.

To download a copy of Duncan Aviation’s Straight Talk About Datalink book, visit www.duncanaviation.aero/straight-talk/datalink.

In the last few years, Duncan Aviation has added Straight Talk webinars and podcasts to its series of popular Straight Talk books. Visit Duncan Aviation's Straight Talk webpage at DuncanAviation.aero/resources/straight-talk to see more than a dozen webinars on topics including:

  • WAAS/LPV — An FMS Upgrade That Pays for Itself 
  • COVID-19 & Ionization Systems 
  • User’s Guide to Data Comm 
  • Navigating Through LASEREF II/III Obsolescence 
  • Quality Cabinet Finishes & Graphic Options 
  • and many others.

For information about which datalink options are available for your aircraft and to schedule time to install a datalink system, contact one of Duncan Aviation’s knowledgeable avionics sales representatives at https://duncanaviation.aero/services/avionics-installation/contacts

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