NAT Ops Bulletin #2018-02 goes into effect 24MAY2018. This speaks directly to the issue of CPDLC message latency. Here is a link to download a copy. Paragraph 3 in this bulletin contains the expected pilots actions if you receive a CPDLC message to “SET MAX UPLINK TIMER VALUE TO XXX SECONDS”
To comprehend the FAA’s definition of Class I or Class II navigation, we must first understand the concept of operational service volume.
NORTH ATLANTIC HIGH AIRSPACE, NAT HLA
In recent days, I have been witness to several conversations about the interplay between ICAO the FAR’s and EASA. Basically the questions will boil down to two significant issues being debated;
#1 “Why does EASA have the right to inspect our 91/GA aircraft?”
#2 “What class medical exam do I need to operate in EASA countries?”
SOME BASIC IDEAS
RNAV SID/STARS have made it possible for ATC to reduce their required communication to operating aircraft. Reduced chatter on the radio is helpful BUT this raises the level of ATC clearance understanding and compliance inside our cockpits. ICAO has issued Amendment #7 to Document #4444, PANS-Air Traffic Management. This is effective 10NOV16, just a few days from now. Several significant changes are in this document. The “Descend/Climb Via…” part seems to be getting the most questions and concern.