ATMDC Portugal oceanic real-time simulation

This report describes a NATS/ EUROCONTROL real-time simulation study which was designed to enable operational controllers to assess the potential impact of datalink communications on their future method of operations.

The simulation was also carried out to help NAV EP in defining a potential specification for a future system upgrade of the new ATC system to enable datalink communications.The results from this simulation are based on controllers' opinions, and the analysis of system recordings made during the simulation exercises. The results of the simulation highlight a number of benefits of datalink communications within the Santa Maria FIR, but also indicate that further consideration will be required for some aspects of datalink implementation

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ATMDC Portugal oceanic real-time simulation