ARINC DlkRptDec19

Data Link (DLK) Systems Subcommittee Meeting Report, December 2019

Last Published: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Data Link (DLK) Systems Subcommittee Meeting Report. Meeting held December 3-6, 2019, in Melbourne, Florida.

The AEEC Datalink Systems Subcommittee met jointly with RTCA SC-214 and EUROCAE WG-92 at L3Harris Technologies in Melbourne, Florida.
The DLK Systems Subcommittee reviewed inputs for:

  • Draft 2 of Supplement 9 to ARINC Specification 618: Air-Ground Character-Oriented Protocol
  • Draft 1 of Supplement 10 to ARINC Specification 620: Datalink Ground System Standard and Interface Specification (DGSS/IS)
  • Draft 3 of Supplement 8 to ARINC Specification 631: VHF Digital Link (VDL) Implementation Provisions

The first draft of APIM 17-002B was drafted. It provides a plan to develop Supplement 8 and Supplement 9 to ARINC Specification 631 – VHF Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2 Implementation Provisions. The schedules for Supplement 8 and Supplement 9 were established.
The VDL Standards Group reviewed input for EUROCAE ED-XX/RTCA DO-XXX: Air-Ground VDL2 Interoperability Companion Document. Please see EUROCAE/RTCA report for Companion Document details.
The DLK Systems Subcommittee will determine which topics and sections of the Companion Document will be considered for ARINC Standards (e.g., ARINC Specification 620, ARINC Specification 631).
L3Harris Technologies provided a briefing on the status of the FAA Data Communication (Data Comm) Program. The presentation focused on Initial En Route operation and some of the air-ground interoperability issues affecting performance.
The next DLK Systems Subcommittee meeting is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2020 in Europe.

The handout materials from this meeting are attached to this meeting report.

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