Data Comm (1:19)
At a Glance
- Tower services are operational and yielding benefits at airports across the country.
- Initial en route services are scheduled to be in place across the country by 2020.
- Full en route services build upon initial services and are scheduled to be completed in 2023.
- Data Communications supplements voice communication between controllers and pilots with digital text-based messages.
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Facts and Figures
of delay avoided through improved reroutes around weather and congestion
of communication time saved
2018 Average Delay: 16.6 minutes
No increase from 2017 despite an increase in bad weather and traffic