The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) announced on 3 September that Data Link Services (DLS) are already delivering operational benefits to airspace users.
In its latest DLS implementation update, the SDM cited “significant performance results” for Lufthansa with multifrequency VHF datalink (VDL Mode 2) deployment to support controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC). For example, the German airline reported a greatly reduced CPDLC abort rate.
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