Communications

Communications

The Communications section includes all items related to technical and operational aspects of Air Traffic Management (ATM) voice and data communications systems, as well as facilities, procedures and applications that support them. The section also encompasses aspects related to aviation frequency spectrum management.

 

In the ATM and ATS domains, COMMUNICATIONS can be summarized under the three following topics:

Operational Datalink: Datalink applications, procedures and the utility they bring to different ATM functions. Specific emphasis is put on the development and application of Required Communication Performance (RCP) specifications;

Data Communications Infrastructure: this includes emerging technologies and their application to ATM communications,  with particular emphasis on the management of communication facilities to ensure their adequacy for this role;

Voice Communications: issues related to emerging technologies and their application to efficient ATM communications, while taking into account changes in the institutional and operational environment (ICAO, 2020).

 

What falls under Communications?

According to the Communications Panel (CP), the following areas of expertise are an integral part of Communications (ICAO, 2020):

1) The development and update of strategies and plans for aeronautical communications harmonization;

2) The consolidation and development of  operational requirements for voice and data communications;

3) Monitoring of the development and implementation of ATM communication systems and facilities;

4) The development, as required, of procedures and guidance material for:

a) Air-ground and ground-ground data applications for air traffic services;

b) A performance-based framework for communications;

c) Command and Control (C2) and ATC links for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS);

d) SATCOM voice;

e) Procedures to support ATM voice and data communications;

f) Items related to cybersecurity for ATM communications;

g) Infrastructure to support the items listed above.


Frequency spectrum management is also an integral part of, and closely linked to, the Communications domain, as highlighted by the Frequency Spectrum Management Panel (FSMP) (ICAO, 2020). The following aspects are included in this section:

  • The advancement of technological developments and innovation, in order for aviation to efficiently manage the finite and limited frequency spectrum resource;
  • Aeronautical frequency and/or spectrum management and the international process of developing the frequency spectrum as a resource;
  • Aspects falling under the jurisdiction of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) (for more info, visit http://www.itu.int);
  • Matters covered by the World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC).

For more information, visit one of the following WIKIFATCA pages:

Communications 102

  1. 8.33 kHz Horizontal Expansion
  2. 8.33 kHz Horizontal Expansion
  3. 8.33 kHz Spacing
  4. AAS 1.5 AIR-GROUND DATALINK
  5. AAS 1.6 DATALINK APPLICATIONS – THE USE OF LOGICAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (LACK)
  6. ADME 2.13 NUMBERING OF AIRCRAFT IN THE AERODROME TRAFFIC CIRCUIT
  7. ADME 2.14 AUTONOMOUS RUNWAY INCURSION WARNING SYSTEM (ARIWS)
  8. Air-Ground Datalink
  9. Alpha Numeric Callsigns
  10. ANACNA to Collect and Collate R/F Procedures
  11. ATC Aspects of Interception of Civil Aircraft
  12. ATS 3.10 GLOBAL COMPATIBLE FLIGHT LEVEL SYSTEMS
  13. ATS 3.12 AVIATION RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM PROTECTION
  14. ATS 3.17 THE USE OF SAFETY NETS IN ATM
  15. ATS 3.2 CLEARANCES
  16. Autoland Communication Between Pilots and Controllers in Good Weather Conditions
  17. Aviation Radio Frequency Spectrum Protection
  18. Clearances vs Instructions
  19. COM 4.1 ALPHA – NUMERIC CALLSIGNS
  20. COM 4.10 COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ATS UNITS
  21. COM 4.11 PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS FIVE LETTER NAMING CODES (5LNC)
  22. COM 4.2 TRAFFIC INFORMATION BROADCAST BY AIRCRAFT
  23. COM 4.3 8.33 kHz SPACING
  24. COM 4.4 COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE
  25. COM 4.5 RTF FREQUENCY USAGE
  26. COM 4.6 FREQUENCY BLOCKING
  27. COM 4.7 DIRECT CONTROLLER – PILOT COMMUNICATIONS
  28. COM 4.8 CPDLC – DATALINK COMMUNICATIONS
  29. COM 4.9 RTF PHRASEOLOGY IN CIVIL/MILITARY INTEGRATION
  30. Communication Between ATS Units
  31. Conditional Clearances
  32. Conditional Clearances to Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles
  33. Datalink – Review Policy on Downstream Clearances
  34. Datalink – Review Policy on Air Ground Datalink
  35. Development of Further Policy on Radio Failure Procedures
  36. Development of Further Policy on Radio Failure Procedures
  37. Development of Policy on Formation Flights Within Controlled Airspace
  38. Development of Policy on the Application of Datalink
  39. Direct Controller Pilot Communications (DCPC)
  40. Documented Evidence from both IFALPA and IFATCA
  41. Downstream Clearance Via Datalink
  42. Future of CPDLC
  43. HELI 5.2 HELICOPTER RTF PHRASEOLOGY
  44. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  45. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  46. High Frequency Datalink in Support of ATS
  47. Interference with Air Traffic Control Radiotelephony (RT)
  48. Investigate Potential Applications of ADS-B
  49. Investigate Radiotelephony Frequency Management
  50. Management of Mixed Mode Operations
  51. Misuse of Traffic Information Broadcast by Aircraft (TIBA)
  52. Mixing Datalink Equipages in the Same Airspace
  53. Monitoring TIBA
  54. New ICAO Phraseology on Taxi Instructions
  55. Phraseology on Ground Based Safety Nets
  56. Pronunciation of Words And Five Letter Naming Codes
  57. R/T Failure Procedures and Blocking of Frequencies
  58. Radio Mandatory Zones / Transponder Mandatory Zones
  59. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  60. Recent Developments in Mode S
  61. Reducing “Initial Call” Frequency Congestion
  62. Relay of Flight Information from Air Traffic Service to Aircraft
  63. Report on the Introduction of 8.33 kHz Spacing
  64. Review ICAO Manual on Required Communication Performance (RCP)
  65. Review IFATCA Technical and Professional Manual on Technical Policy Statements related to Mixed Mode Operations
  66. Review of 8.33 kHz Phraseology
  67. Review of Alpha Numeric Callsign Systems
  68. Review of IFATCA Policy Concerning Helicopter Operations
  69. Review of Policy on FANS-1/A
  70. Review of Radio Frequency Spectrum Protection Policy
  71. Review of Technical Policy
  72. Review Policy on ACAS Phraseology
  73. Review Policy on Alpha-Numeric Call Signs
  74. Review Policy on CPDLC
  75. Review Policy on Formation Flights within Controlled Airspace
  76. Review policy on Frequency Blocking
  77. Review Policy on RTF Communication Failure
  78. Review policy on RTF Frequency Usage
  79. Review Policy on RTF Phraseology (Helicopters)
  80. Review the Issues Concerning Controller Intervention Buffer
  81. RT Phraseology in Civil/Military Integration
  82. RTF Frequency Jamming
  83. RTF Policy to Reduce Workload in the Air and on the Ground
  84. Sectorless ATM
  85. SID/STAR Phraseology
  86. Simultaneous Use of Two or More R/T Frequencies on ATC Sectors
  87. South Pacific of FANS-1/A Datalink Communications
  88. Study Call Sign Confusion
  89. Study Communication Failure
  90. Study Implementation of 8.33 kHz in Europe and Determine if any Problems Exist at the Europe-Africa Interface
  91. Study Numbering of Aircraft in the Aerodrome Traffic Circuit
  92. Study the Concept of Block Upgrades
  93. Surveillance Applications Policy – Operational Applications of ADS-B
  94. The Application of Air Ground Datalink
  95. The Definition of “Direct” in Direct Controller Pilot Communication (DCPC)
  96. The Use of Aerodrome Control Frequency for Communications of Vehicle Drivers
  97. The Use of Voice Communications in ADS Operations
  98. TPM Review – Helicopter Operations
  99. Traffic Information Broadcast by Aircraft (TIBA)
  100. Update on Datalink Development
  101. Use of Datalink in A Microwave Landing System
  102. Use of LACKs (Logical Acknowledgements) in CPDLC

Last Update: September 19, 2020  

October 27, 2019   359   superman    WIKI  

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