Avionics Retrofits Support FAA Data Comm Deployment

Map of the continental U.S. shows the order by date when en route air traffic control centers will begin text messaging of instructions between controllers and pilots.
Credit: FAA
Airlines are installing updated avionics to support the continued rollout of the FAA’s Data Communications (Data Comm) system, which in 2020 will see operations expanded from 62 airport towers to en route centers. In November, the FAA reached initial operational capability (IOC) of Data Comm text...

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