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SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and ENAIRE
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and ENAIRE

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and ENAIRE

We worked with ENAIRE under an initiative to extend our crucial European air/ground communication service, establishing a multi-frequency VDLm2 network.

Partner
ENAIRE

Market
Airlines
ANSPs

Country
Spain

Products/Services Engaged

ENAIRE is the leading provider of air navigation and aeronautical information services in Spain. The country’s airspace is the fourth largest in Europe by volume of traffic, and one of the most prolific worldwide.

As a public business entity under the Ministry of Development, ENAIRE manages Spanish airspace over a territory of two million square kilometers.

Through its five control centers, 21 towers and complete network of infrastructure and aeronautical equipment, ENAIRE provides air traffic services for area control, approach and aerodrome, as well as flight information, alerts and advice.

Between 2016 and 2018, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT worked with ENAIRE as part of a wider initiative to extend the footprint of its crucial A/G European communication service. It achieved this by establishing a multi-frequency VHF Data Link Mode 2 network infrastructure (VDLm2 MF).

ENAIRE contracted SITA FOR AIRCRAFT to deploy the multi-frequency version of its VDLm2 infrastructure. The multi-frequency version of the service was recommended by the European Aviation Safety Agency as essential for facilitating Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) – an ATC application mandated by the European Commission for use under the SES. The European mandate applies to both airlines and ANSPs, with SITA FOR AIRCRAFT providing the core A/G service enabling them to exchange vital ATC data.

VDLm2 MF is now deployed on both SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s own infrastructure, and on that of its ANSP partners, including ENAIRE.

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