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Is CPDLC (Controller–pilot data link communications) mandatory by EASA? I have not heard any update that Airlines are using CPDLC. While talking to some of the pilots I heard that they have been instructed to switch the System due to satellite cost. What is the real scenario?

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according to eurocontrol, http://www.eurocontrol.int/services/link-2000-programme:

The LINK 2000+ Programme started in 2001 and is now in the full scale implementation phase governed by the DLS IR which requires:

• All newly delivered aircraft operating above FL285 to be equipped as of 2011,

• Core European ANSPs to be operational by 7 February 2013,

• The rest of European ANSPs to be operational by 5 February 2015,

• All existing aircraft operating above FL295 to be retroffited by 5 Feb 2015 (unless exempt).

What aircraft are exempt? See page 4 of this pdf: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/single_european_sky/doc/implementing_rules/2014_01_22_2nd_exemption_under_29_2009.pdf

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