• SJU reference # PJ.14-02-05 /Release 2019
  • Stakeholders
    ANSP
    AO
    AU
    NM
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
    Safety
  • Status In the pipeline

This candidate solution aims to increase the safety of general aviation (GA) operations, especially in mixed traffic environments, by providing additional and updated flight and traffic Information services (FIS/TIS). The information can be displayed on commercially available devices, through a long-term evolution (LTE)based, bi-directional data link - LTE is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile devices and data terminals. Depending
on the circumstances, by redirecting antennae on the ground, this extended LTE ground network will ensure datalink coverage for typical GA flight altitudes, i.e. from 1,000 ft. to 10,000 ft. and up to 13,000 ft. in mountainous areas. The provision of this additional information, however, will not require any changes to pilotsā€˜ responsibilities or
flight rules.

The solution proposes an app-based solution for use on mobile devices like smartphones or tablet computers, in place of an expensive integrated cockpit display, as the infrastructure to deliver data to the user. It will support the provision of TIS and FIS information services as a cost-efficient solution during the flight - for example by displaying graphical weather data, new NOTAM and information on restricted airspaces - and delivering traffic information around the own aircraft, overlaid on suitable maps or charts.

SJU references: #PJ.14-02-05/Wave 2

Benefits

  • Enhanced safety
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased cost efficiency