ITY-AGDL — Initial ATC air-ground data link services

This SES-related implementation objective is derived from Regulation (EU) No 2015/310 of 26 February 2015, amending Regulation (EC) No 29/2009 of 16 January 2009 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 441/2014, laying down requirements on data link services for the single European sky.

Regulation (EC) No 29/2009 applies to air-ground data communications systems, their constituents and associated procedures and to flight data processing systems serving air traffic control units providing services to general air traffic, their constituents and associated procedures [Ref. Article 1(2)].

Regulation (EC) No 29/2009 requires the interoperable implementation of the first set of en-route non-time critical air-ground data link services DLIC, ACL, ACM and AMC [Ref. Annex II].

This regulation applies to all flights operating as general air traffic in accordance with instrument flight rules above FL 285, within the defined airspace areas [Ref. Article 1.1 of Regulation (EU) 2015/310].

The terms used in this objective are defined in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 549/2004 and in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 29/2009.

The ESSIP objective is aligned with Regulation (EU) No 2015/310, amending Regulation (EC) No 29/2009 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 441/2014.

NOTE FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each Military Authority to review this ESSIP Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SloAs that the Military Authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of "MIL" SloAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to MIL Authorities.

Edition
2016
Stakeholders
Regulator / Air Navigation Service Provider / Military / Airspace Users
Type
SES
Scope
EU+
Status
Active

Context

Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area :
All EU+ States except: Georgia, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Timescales From By Applicable to
Entry into force 06-02-2009 Applicability Area
ATS unit operational capability 05-02-2018 Applicability Area
Aircraft capability 05-02-2020 Applicability Area

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

References

Applicable legislation
Commission Regulation (EC) No 29/2009 of 16 January 2009 (the AG-DLS Regulation);
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N° 1034/2011 of 17 October 2011 on safety oversight in air traffic management and air navigation services and amending Regulation (EU) N° 691/2010 18-10-2011
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
- EUROCAE Documents ED-120, ED-111
- ETSI EN 303 214 V1.2.1 Data Link Services (DLS) System
Deployment Programme 2016
Family 6.1.2 - Air Ground Data Link deployment for A/G Communication
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
Through the delivery of standard and unambiguous messages (significant error and fatigue reduction), provision of a communications backup and the possibility of immediate message retrieval.
Capacity
Through both reduction of voice congestion and increase in controller and sector productivity. Capacity gain is expected from 3.4 % (if 25% of flights is equipped) up to 11% (if 75% of flights is equipped). This will lead to reduction of delays.
Operational efficiency
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Cost efficiency
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Environment
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Security
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  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
REG01 Ensure that safety is assessed before any change to the existing system DELETED
 
REG02 Ensure the processing and the distribution of the information on the data link capability by the IFPS DELETED
 
REG03 Ensure the publication of relevant information in the national aeronautical information publication
  • 05-02-2018
 
REG04 Ensure ATN/VDL-2 availability, security policy and address management procedures
  • 05-02-2018
 
REG05 Approve the operational use of air-ground data link services DELETED
 
REG06 Notify potential exemption cases to the European Commission FINALISED
 
ASP01 Ensure the conformity of communications, flight data and initial flight plan processing systems and associated procedures
  • 05-02-2018
 
ASP02 Organise personnel awareness and training
  • 05-02-2018
 
ASP03 Ensure ground communication systems comply with air-ground communication requirements
  • 05-02-2018
 
ASP04 Deploy communication infrastructure to handle air-ground data link services
  • 05-02-2018
 
ASP05 Implement Logon Forward process
  • 05-02-2018
 
ASP06 Implement Next Authority Notified process
  • 05-02-2018
 
MIL01 Equip transport-type State aircraft
  • 01-01-2019
 
USE01 Equip aircraft with data link equipment supporting the identified services
  • 05-02-2020
 
USE02 Specify relevant operational procedures
  • 05-02-2020
 
USE03 Arrange air-ground ATS data link service provision
  • 05-02-2020
 
USE04 Organise personnel awareness and training
  • 05-02-2020
 
IND01 Provide avionics and ground systems for data link services DELETED
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Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

ARINC - 631-5 - VHF Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2 Implementation Provisions - ARINC 600 Series / 12/2008

https://www.arinc.com/cf/store/catalog.cfm?prod_group_id=1&category_group_id=3

ASP04

ARINC - 631-6 - VHF Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2 Implementation Provisions Standards - ARINC 600 Series / 11/2010

https://www.arinc.com/cf/store/catalog.cfm?prod_group_id=1&category_group_id=3

ASP04

EUROCAE - ED-111 - Functional specifications for CNS/ATM Recording - Including Amendment N°1 - 30 July 2003 07/2002

http://boutique.eurocae.net/catalog/index.php

ASP01

EUROCONTROL - Generic Requirements for a LINK 2000+ Air/Ground Communications Service Provider (ACSP) - Edition 1.6 / 12/2009

http://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/link-2000-guidance-material

ASP04

EUROCONTROL - LINK 2000+ Network Planning Document - Edition 3.6 / 12/2012

http://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/link-2000-guidance-material

ASP04

EUROCONTROL - SPEC 106 - EUROCONTROL Specification for On-Line Data Interchange (OLDI) - Edition 4.2 - OJ 2011/C 146/11 / 12/2010

http://www.eurocontrol.int/publications/line-data-interchange-oldi-specification

ASP05, ASP06

EUROCONTROL - SPEC 107 - EUROCONTROL Specification for ATS Data Exchange Presentation (ADEXP) - Edition 3.1 - OJ 2008/C 68/03 / 10/2007

http://www.eurocontrol.int/publications/ats-data-exchange-presentation-adexp-specification

ASP05, ASP06

EUROCONTROL - SPEC 116 - EUROCONTROL Specification on Data Link Services - Edition 2.1 / 01/2009

http://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/link-2000-library

ASP01, ASP04, MIL01, USE01, USE02

ICAO - Annex 10, Volume III - Aeronautical Telecommunications, Volume III Communication Systems, Part 1 Digital Data Communication Systems - Edition 2.0

http://store1.icao.int/

ASP01

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
CNS / COM SG
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
04/2009
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
07/2009
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in
07/2014