Volume 24 | Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
Reinstated North Atlantic Data Link Mandate
Welcome back to Jump Seat. Today, we want to provide you a quick update on the status of the North Atlantic Data Link Mandate and how upcoming changes may impact your operation.
The NOTAM that currently suspends the North Atlantic Data Link Mandate (NAT DLM) due to low traffic over the Atlantic will expire on 25 February 2021. As a result, operators will be required to have FANS 1/A, which includes both CPDLC and ADS-C, installed and in use between FL290-FL410 across the NAT DLM region. 
As part of ICAO, the North Atlantic Systems Planning Group (NAT SPG) reviews traffic, industry initiatives, and more to make informed decisions about operations throughout the airspace. While the NAT DLM Temporary Accommodation Project Team has decidedly agreed to reinstate the mandate, it remains important to review oceanic NOTAMs in their entirety for possible changes or extensions.
Did you know?
  • The rollout of Enroute CPDLC in the domestic US is on hold due to COVID. The three centers supporting Enroute CPDLC 24/7 are KZKC (Kansas City), KZID (Indianapolis), and KZDC (Washington). A NOTAM still asks General Aviation operators to not utilize Enroute CPDLC unless they apply to be part of an avionics trial. Interested operators can apply here.
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