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NAT Data Link Mandate, JAN 2020

NAT Datalink Mandate Final Phase 
Begins 30JAN20


Since December 2017 aircraft operating between FL350 and FL390, throughout the ICAO North Atlantic region 
were required to be equipped with operable FANS 1/A (CPDLC and ADS−C) avionics. To U.S. operators 
this means that must have been issued operational authorization via LOA/OpsSpec A056 to use this airspace.
 
This requirement was known as the “NAT Datalink Mandate, Phase 2B”. At the end of this month, 

NAT HLA Data Link Mandate

NAT Datalink Mandate Final Phase Begins 30JAN20

Since December 2017 aircraft operating between FL350 and FL390, throughout theICAO North Atlantic region were required to be equipped with operable FANS 1/A (CPDLC and ADS−C) avionics. To U.S. operators this means that must have been issued operational authorization via LOA/OpsSpec A056 to use this airspace.
 

ICAO Fuel Calculations vs. FAA

There are significant difference in how ICAO determines the fuel required for a 91/GA flight. These calculations are very similar to what the commercial players are having to comply with. The Annex 6, Part II reference is paragraph 2.2 but is reads VERY dry and is without description or insight. The ICAO Flight Planning and Fuel Management Manual Doc #9976 is commercial operations centered but, provides more detailed explanations to the definitions and is a better description of what this standard (and SAFA regulation) is trying to get to.

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