FUTURE AIR NAVIGATION SYSTEM (FANS) 1/A MANDATE
COMPLIANCE REQUIRED IN 2020
FANS 1/A requires a direct data link communication between the pilot and the air traffic controller, allowing more aircraft to safely and efficiently utilize a given volume of airspace.
FANS 1/A provides CPDLC for oceanic/remote regions operations with Satcom as the primary means of communication.
FANS 1/A is utilized on the North Atlantic Tracks (NAT) – a series of six "highways" across the North Atlantic – will apply to all flight levels in these tracks in 2020.
FANS also provides ADS-C (automated position reporting) which is a significant benefit over using HF for voice reports.
The aircraft reference guide highlights the necessary Honeywell upgrade products needed to meet the FANS 1/A mandates for your aircraft. Contact your Honeywell sales representative or certified service center with specific aircraft component questions.