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Future Air Navigation System (FANS)

Flight Operations | Applicability: Airbus fleet

Airbus Aircraft Family: A320 | A330 | A340 

FANS allows improved communication and surveillance capability in the aircraft to avoid misunderstanding between ATC and the flight crew and improves information visibility.

 

FANS A+ Improves Data Link communication in Oceanic and Remote Airspace FANS B+ Improves Data Link communication primarily in High density airspace

 

FANS B+ allows and improves:

  • Automated data-link communications
  • Safety
  • Optimised flight levels and tracks

It meets the needs of the European Link 2000+ mandate in 2020.

FANS A+ allows and improves:

  • Airspace capacity
  • Potential for DCL (Departure Clearance) capacity, Tailored arrivals, Dynamic Airborne Routes
  • Planning Procedures, 30/30nm separation en-route

FANS A+ meets the needs of existing operational requirements on NAT routes.

Benefits

  • Improve communication and surveillance capability in the aircraft
  • Avoid misunderstanding between ATC and the flight crew
  • Improve information visibility
  • Improve safety
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