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
- 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 mandates on NAT routes for example.