Brought to you by CANSO: Exploring Datalink in Latin America and Caribbean Part Two: The Essential Efficient Tower

Air traffic controllers in the airport traffic control tower are responsible for safely controlling the current airport environment. They provide pilots with taxiing, take-off instructions, and traffic clearance, among many other tasks. The delivery of instructions through multiple platforms not integrated with the air traffic tower system increases the opportunities for error while changing from between layers.

CANSO teamed up with SITA to bring you the second of a two-part webinar series aimed at sharing successful datalink cases, benefits, and efficient tower solutions including controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC), departure clearance service (DCL), digital-automatic terminal information service (D-ATIS), electronic flights strips (EFS), and Datalink.

The second CANSO-SITA webinar explained how integrating ATC tower systems through datalink increases air traffic controller awareness, safety, and productivity. 

Key topics included:

  • Identify five fundamental issues of today´s air traffic control towers
  • Solutions, and
  • Benefits

Our speakers included:

Ms Lisa Bee, Director, Air Traffic Services, Inmarsat Aviation

Mr Kaio Quinan, Head of Business Development ATC in the Americas, SITA

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If you missed it, the first webinar looked at Datalink for CPDLC Oceanic and Domestic and its benefits. DECEA, and others shared their experience related to CPDLC programmes and results.

Key topics included:

  • Datalink benefits
  • Case studies and best practice sharing
  • International requirements
  • Harmonised datalink implementation

You can watch the replay and download the slides from that session here.

Event Details

19 October 2022 @ 15:00 to 17:00 CEST



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