Honeywell technology lets airline operations centers and air traffic control authorities know an aircraft’s exact location throughout all flight phases. Datalink Aeronautical Operational Control (AOC) Flight Tracker improves flight safety by monitoring an aircraft’s actual route and comparing it to the planned route. The Datalink AOC Flight Tracker maintains a record of aircraft position and provides automatic alerts of abnormal aircraft movement.
Datalink AOC Flight Tracker is a low-cost database solution that satisfies normal-mode and abnormal-mode position reporting recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and supports current and anticipated aircraft tracking requirements, including European Union Commission Regulation 2015/2338. All that is required is an easy update to the AOC database—no certification, additional hardware, or additional software is needed.
Datalink AOC Flight Tracker detects irregular aircraft movement by using readily-available sensor information including altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, fuel on board, heading variation, engine status, flight phase, and other aircraft indicators. The Datalink AOC database contains conditional logic to detect when data indicators indicate irregular aircraft movement by exceeding predefined thresholds, then automatically downlinks an abnormal position report every 1 minute using the proven Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) network. The database thresholds and position reporting interval are easily programmable within the custom AOC database or via an ACARS uplink.
Datalink AOC Flight Tracker allows airlines, operators, and air traffic control authorities to monitor aircraft position over land and sea. Every second counts in an emergency situation, and Datalink AOC Flight Tracker provides precise information regarding aircraft movement and status that enables airlines and operators to immediately assess situational concerns and aid rescue and recovery resources in the event of an accident or incident.
Custom AOC databases are available today for the following Honeywell Datalink products:
- Mark II+ Communication Management Unit (CMU)
- Air Traffic Services Unit (ATSU)
- Epic Communication Management Function (CMF)
- 777 Communication Management Function (CMF)
- 787 Communication Management Function (CMF)