New Cockpit Technology at Sea-Tac Airport

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Seattle Airport Data Comm https://twitter.com/FAANews/status/892805748039745536Twitter Social Media Button https://twitter.com/FAANews/status/892805748039745536Facebook Social Media Button https://www.facebook.com/FAA/videos/1607092002665749/ New Cockpit Technology at Sea-Tac Airport

*August 2* - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is bringing new benefits to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport through a technology called Data Comm http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/progress_and_plans/data_comm/. Data Comm revolutionizes communications between air traffic controllers and pilots by replacing some traditional voice communications with digital information exchanges.

Voice communication is labor intensive, time consuming and can lead to miscommunications known as talk back, read back errors. Data Comm http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/progress_and_plans/data_comm/, by contrast, enables streamlined, two-way data exchanges between controllers and flight crews for clearances, instructions, advisories, flight crew requests and reports.

By exchanging digital messages, air traffic controllers, pilots and airline operations centers can communicate more clearly and efficiently.Better communication improves controller and pilot productivity, improves safety, can reduce flight delays and can help aircraft fly more direct routes, which saves time and fuel while reducing aviations impact on the environment. Several U.S. carriers are benefiting from Data Comm http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/progress_and_plans/data_comm/ capabilities at Seattle, including Alaska Airlines, FedEx, UPS, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines.

The FAA began testing Data Comm capabilities and benefits http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=21994 in 2014 at Newark and Memphis with UPS, FedEx and United Airlines, as well as select international operators. The FAA started deploying Data Comm in air traffic control towers in the fall of 2015. The technology will be installed in air traffic control facilities that manage high altitude traffic beginning in 2019.

DataComm http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/progress_and_plans/data_comm/is nowoperationalat the 55 air traffic control towerslisted below. Its rollout is under budget and more than two-and-a-half years ahead of schedule.That budget savings will enable the FAA to deploy DataCommat even more airports.

Albuquerque Atlanta Austin Baltimore-Washington Boston Burbank Charlotte https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=84510 Chicago OHare https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=86988Chicago Midway Cleveland Dallas-Ft. Worth Dallas Love Denver Detroit Fort Lauderdale Houston Bush Houston Hobby Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=85786 Louisville Memphis Miami https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=87645 Minneapolis-St. Paul https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=87870 Milwaukee Nashville Newark New Orleans New York John F. Kennedy New York LaGuardia https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=87727 Oakland Ontario Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland Raleigh-Durham Sacramento San Juan St. Louis Salt Lake City https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=86188 San Antonio San Diego San Francisco San Jose Santa Ana Seattle Tampa Teterboro Washington Dulles https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=86587 Washington Reagan Westchester County Windsor Locks (Bradley)

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