Air/Ground Communications Service Providers

ATN Air/Ground Network Infrastructure consists of several interconnected VDL Mode 2 Air/Ground Networks. These networks are operated by Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) or by Data Link Service Providers (DSP) such as ARINC and SITA. Each VDL Mode 2 Air/Ground Networks consists of:

  • A number of VDL Ground Stations (VGS)
  • One or more ATN Air/Ground (A/G) ATN Routers
  • One or more Ground/Ground (G/G) ATN Routers

Several VGS are normally connected to each A/G Router. Various VGS and router redundancy schemes are used to improve reliability of the Air/Ground Networks and for maintenance purposes. Airtel ATN provides the following Data Link solutions for Air Communication Service Providers:

Equipment –┬áData Link solutions for ACSPs

Air/Ground Router

  • Supports over 4,000 aircraft
  • Assurance level AL5
  • Link 2000+ compliant

Ground/Ground Router

  • Supports 10,000 aircraft
  • Assurance level AL5
  • Link 2000+ compliant

VDL Ground Station

  • VDL Mode-2, ATN and ACARS software protocol components
  • VDL Simulation Tool supporting 300 ATN/FANS aircraft

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Test Equipment

  • Airborne Data Link System Emulation Manual Tool
  • Airborne Data Link System Emulation Automatic Tool
  • Ground ATC Data Link System Emulation Manual Tool
  • Ground ATC Data Link System Emulation Automatic Tool
  • Multiple Airborne Data Link Systems Emulator