SAE ITC and ARINC IA Invite the Aviation Industry to Participate in the AEEC Data Link Users Forum (DLUF)

SAE ITC and ARINC IA Invite the Aviation Industry to Participate in the AEEC Data Link Users Forum (DLUF)

International Forum will be a Virtual meeting scheduled for February 1-2, 2021.

SAE ITC and ARINC Industry Activities (IA) invite commercial air transport professionals to the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) Data Link Users Forum (DLUF) to be held on February 1-2, 2021. This meeting will be 100% virtual. The DLUF Co Chairs are Brian Gleason, Southwest Airlines and Steinarr Bragason, Icelandair. The DLUF Secretary is Vic Nagowski, ARINC IA/SAE ITC.

The DLUF gathers leading air/ground communications experts from airlines and cargo carriers, aircraft manufacturers, avionics manufacturers, ANSPs, and data link service providers (DSP) for open discussions on the status and performance of global Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) Programs. Technical issues impacting CPDLC operation are presented and discussed. The goal is issue resolution and to minimize nuisance “NO COMM” situations. Attendees are updated on Global Data Link mandates allowing operators to proactively program retrofits and certification.

Presentations and Topics scheduled for this year’s DLUF include:

  • FAA Data Comm Program Status/EnRoute by Jesse Wijntjes, The FAA
  • NAV Canada Data Link Activities by Shelley Bailey, NAV Canada
  • ICAO Aircraft Tracking Update by Miguel Marin, ICAO
  • UK NATS Data Link Program by Michael Price, UK NATS
  • Maastricht CPDLC Operation by Volker Stuhlsatz, Eurocontrol
  • Spectrum Interference Issues
    • Luc Emberger, Arbus
    • Andrew Roy, ASRI
    • Stephen Leger, Collins IMS
  • Iridium Satcom Services – Michael Hooper, Iridium
  • Inmarsat Satcom Services – Andrew Ives, Inmarsat

The forum affords both airspace users and ATS service providers an opportunity to coordinate datalink applications, identifying problems, exchange operational experience, and to enhance their air to ground and ground to air communications.

Additional information on the DLUF is available at:

  • For general questions about the DLUF technical program, contact José Godoy at [email protected].
  • For questions about ARINC IA membership, contact Vanessa Mastros at [email protected].

ARINC Industry Activities (ARINC IA) ( is an SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia) program, consisting of AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC, to establish consensus aeronautical technical standards, known globally as ARINC Standards, and develop shared technical solutions that no one organization could accomplish independently.

SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®) is an affiliate of SAE International. The SAE ITC team specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools, and resources. ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally. (