CPDLC mock-up

Cockpit controller-pilot datalink communications mock-up

Try out the future of aviation communications

Public access Access conditions

EUROCONTROL, in collaboration with Rockwell Collins, developed a simulation of the controller-pilot datalink communications ground automated test (CPDLC GAT) tool connected to a Rockwell Collins CMU-900 avionics equipment. The tool itself, delivered by the EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub, provides the avionics community with datalink support from equipped aircraft.

Functionality and benefits

The cockpit CPDLC mock-up simulates the exchange of Context Management (CM) logon and Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) messages uplink and downlink via a realistic interface.

The mock-up helps pilots making datalink first nature by allowing them to exercise and get familiar with CPDLC. At the same time, it can be helpful to anyone who would like to understand how CPDLC works form a cockpit human-machine interface, including avionics and air traffic control engineers, and ATC controllers.

Access conditions

The cockpit CPDLC mock-up is freely available online, but it requires that you turn on Flash Player in your browser. The tool is self-explanatory and requires no additional guidance.