New Course: Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC)

New Course: Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC)

  • June
  • 25
  • 2013
  • Dan Boedigheimer

CPDLC Online TrainingAdvanced Aircrew Academy is adding a new online course to their extensive catalog of eLearning courses available to pilots. The Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) course is approximately 1 hour long and includes the following topics:

  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Contract (ADS-C)
  • Flight Planning
  • Connecting with Air Traffic Services
  • CPDLC Messages
  • Emergency Communication
  • Europe Specific Procedures
  • Pacific Specific Procedures
  • Aeronautical Operational Communications (AOC) Messages

CPDLC is the primary means of communication in oceanic airspace. Other countries, including those in Europe, have been early adopters of the technology for routine communications to reduce congestion on VHF frequencies. The FAA launched a limited test in Memphis with plans to expand it later this year to Newark and Atlanta. The agency says it will begin deploying Data Comm, as the program has been renamed, in all control towers in 2016 and in all high-altitude control centers in 2019.

To enroll in the course or for more information contact Advanced Aircrew Academy at 843-557-1266 or