It is known that aircraft flying in Europe above FL285 will be mandated to be capable of PM-CPDLC data link communication. Our 767-300 has ACARS CMU, Pegasus FMC, MCDU and VHF radios (three). The ACARS system works fine, but there is no SATCOM.
As indicated on COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 29/2009, aircraft with an individual airworthiness certificate issued before 1 January 2014 that are equipped with Future Air Navigation System (FANS-1) are exempt from the requirement of the PM-CPDLC for the lifetime of the aircraft.
My question is, would our 767-300 aircraft with the above avionics be considered FANS-1 capable and qualify for the exemption? Any suggestions on how I can confirm that?