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SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and DECEA
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and DECEA

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and DECEA

We’ve partnered with DECEA since 1985. In 2017/18 we established ATS datalink services in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Partner
Department of Airspace Control (Brazil) - DECEA

Market
Airlines
ANSPs

Country
Brazil

Products/Services Engaged

DECEA provides technology, manpower and research services for the administration, management and effective control of Brazilian airspace.

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT has partnered with DECEA since 1985, and in 2015 joined forces for a pioneering datalink trial.

In 2017/18, DECEA partnered with SITA FOR AIRCRAFT to further enhance aviation safety and efficiency in Brazil’s airspace by expanding its ATS datalink services for main airports in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Following previous successful datalink installations, DECEA expanded ATS datalink services for departure clearance (DCL) and digital ATIS (d-ATIS) for control towers at both Santos Dumont and Campinas airports.

The upgrade followed SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s successful introduction of datalink technology across 23 Brazilian airports in preparation for the 2016 World Cup and the Rio Olympics.

In March 2019, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT successfully expanded the operational capacity of ATS datalink across Brazil’s airports, in a crucial step towards modernizing air traffic control operations in the country.

As a result, DECEA has seen an increase in aircraft opting to access voice and datalink ATIS (D-ATIS) as well as DCL (Datalink Departure Clearance Service) information in a more digital, convenient and secure manner, with approximately 250 departure clearances issued a day and 20,000 D-ATIS requests a month from the country’s major airports.

The 2016 Olympic Games saw usage peak for both services, with São Paulo International Airport alone contributing to 25% of all pre-Future Air Navigation Services (pre-FANS) messages exchanged through the new SITA FOR AIRCRAFT datalink infrastructure.

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s most recent infrastructure development brought the total number of fully equipped control towers to 26.

“Our relationship with SITA, and now SITA FOR AIRCRAFT, stretches back to the deployment of an ACARS VHF system in 1985, and we are very happy to continue making use of SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s vast aviation experience today.” – Brig. Luis Ricardo Nascimento, Head of Operations at DECEA

Find out more about DECEA by visiting the organization’s website.