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Brazil extends departure clearance and digital ATIS

06 December 2017

Data link services in Brazil are being extended by SITAONAIR, working on behalf of air navigation service provider DECEA.

Departure clearance (DCL) and digital ATIS (d-ATIS) are being added for two airports: Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro, and Viracopos in São Paulo.

“By improving the accuracy of their communications and allowing information to be transmitted at any stage of the flight, workloads for both air traffic controllers and pilots will be reduced – ultimately delivering an improved service for the ever-increasing volume of passengers in the region,” said François Bardin, director of air traffic solutions at SITAONAIR.

More than 3.5 million d-ATIS and DCL messages were transmitted in 2016 in Brazil.

To contact the author of this article, email Ben.Vogel@ihsmarkit.com


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