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Easy-to-use datalink applications en-route and at the airport


Pilots and air traffic controllers have giant information demands and workloads, while navigating and managing commercial airspace. Avoiding controller-pilot misunderstandings, and improving safety and efficiency, are fundamental to air traffic control (ATC).

SITA’s ATS AIRCOM removes any potential voice misunderstanding in pilot-to-controller communication with a set of datalink services and turnkey air traffic management (ATM) tools.

ATS AIRCOM also enables air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to improve their workload efficiency and increase their airspace capacity.

How it helps

Increases safety and capacity of air traffic control

ATS AIRCOM provides immediate benefits for all airspace users and controllers during each phase of an aircraft’s flight, including en-route and airport environments.


SITA’s datalink applications assist ANSPs in eradicating operational problems caused by excessive controller and pilot workload, misunderstandings, transcription errors, non-standard phraseology, and frequency congestion. SITA’s datalink applications are also essential to air framers, avionic vendors and airlines willing to test or qualify the implementation of existing ATC datalink applications.

The VHF datalink partnership model is an industry-leading approach enabling ANSPs to easily deploy their own ATN / VDLm2 infrastructure because:

  • ANSPs are able to own a state-of-the art air-to-ground datalink communication infrastructure without incurring development costs
  • It can be deployed in a cost-effective and timely manner
  • Operating costs are shared with SITA and the ANSP
  • SITA’s high quality VHF network is measured at stringent ATM performance and availability standards

SITA’s ATS AIRCOM comes with the following features:

  • VHF ground stations ATN router
  • Monitoring system
  • VDL performance monitoring system

Air Traffic Management

SITA's Air Traffic Management (ATM) helps guide aircraft in the skies and on the ground.
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Datalink services

SITA embraces datalink communications systems to ensure reliability, agility, safety, and cost-savings. We're using them to transform the future of communications and data treatment between aircraft and...
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Why us?

Simplified integration

SITA is the only vendor capable of providing bundled ATC datalink systems and a complete ATS datalink network service, for seamless integration.

Extensive experience

SITA has been delivering ATS datalink solutions and services, worldwide, since the beginning of datalink use in the air traffic community.

ATS AIRCOM customers

SITA has the unique ability to involve all airlines who are AIRCOM customers in end-to-end ATS datalink validation activities. And our portfolio has become the solution of choice for more than 60 of the world’s ANSP’s.

SITA Global Services (SGS)

ATS AIRCOM is supported by SITA Global Services (SGS), which provides you with global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock, around the world.

Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems often before they impact your services.


Use cases


As a result of the partnership with SITA, the ANSP gets a state-of-the-art A/G datalink communications infrastructure at a fraction of the cost that would be incurred if it was developed from scratch.
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Air Traffic Management 2015 highlights

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The key global and regional projects underway in air traffic management (ATM).
Technical specifications

ATS Datalink descriptions and locations

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