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FANS (AFN) Logon Codes (ATC facility provider of FANS1/A) by region:
ATSU codes
Note that the FANS Operations Manual (FOM) has been superceded by the GOLD (available above). The last revision of the FANS Operations Manual (FOM) prior to the change to the GOLD is available here:
FANS Operations Manual
Useful information about FANS operations in the South Pacific can be found at: ATC DataLink News
The North Atlantic Guidance material for ADS and CPDLC has been replaced by the GOLD. The NAT Mandate is here:
NAT Mandate 2013
The Boeing ATS SR&O D926T0280 (still the complete, definitive document for FANS software): Pegasus SR&O
The FAA Oceanic Operations Standards page is at: FAA/ATS
The FAA Ocean21 (ATOP) information website is at: ATOP
AEEC documents may be obtained from ARINC at:AEEC
ARINC 622 “ATS Data Link Applications Over ACARS Air-Ground Network”

ARINC 618, “Air-Ground Character-Oriented Protocol Specification”

ARINC 620, “Data Link Ground System Standard and Interface Specification”

ARINC 635, “HF Data Link Protocols”

ARINC 724B, “Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)”

ARINC 741, “Aviation Satellite Communications System: Part 1 Supplement 6, Aircraft Installation Provisions” and “Part 2 Supplement 3, System Design and Equipment”

ARINC 758, “Communication Management Unit (CMU) Mark 2”

ARINC 761, “ Second Generation Aviation Satellite Communication System, Aircraft Installation Provisions”

ARINC 745-2, “Automatic Dependent Surveillance”

ARINC 781-3 “Mark 3 Aviation Satellite Communication System”
RTCA Data Link Requirements documents can be obtained at: RTCA
RTCA DO-219 “Minimum Operational Performance Standards for ATC Two-Way Data Link Communications”

RTCA DO-212 “Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS) Equipment”
RTCA DO-258A (formerly PSG 1019E, then PUB23)“Interoperability Requirements for ATS Applications Using ARINC 622 Data Communication Document “

RTCA DO-264 (formerly PUB22) “Guidelines for Approval of the Provision and Use of Air Traffic Services Supported by Data Communications”
FAA website for Advisory Circulars (ACs): AIRweb
AC 20-140 Guidelines For Design Approval Of Aircraft Data Communications Systems

AC 120-COM “Initial Air Carrier Operational Approval For Use of Digital Systems”

AC 25.1309-1A, “System Design Analysis, for transport category airplanes”

AC 20-115B, “Software Design Considerations” (RTCA DO-178B), provides an acceptable means for showing that the software complies with §§ xx.1301 and xx.1309 of 14 CFR parts 23, 25, 27, and 29.
A current copy of the Global Operational Data Link (GOLD) version 2 document is here: GOLD

A current copy of the north Atlantic NOTAM is found here:NTAP
FANS statistics (from monitoring of operational aircraft in FANS airspace) can be found at the ISPACG CRA site here: ISPACG_CRA
A link to the Digital Avionics Systems Conference website is here: DASC
RTCA DO-306" Safety and Performance Standard for Air Traffic Data Link Services in Oceanic and Remote Airspace"
RTCA DO-312 "Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for the In-Trail Procedure in Oceanic Airspace (ATSA-ITP) Application"
FANS Interoperability Teams:




FANS note for today:

To all pilots, the answer to whether you need to report position manually when using FANS over the North Atlantic is "no". FAA and the NAT will use ADS-C position reports in the FANS airspace. See this extract from the FAA NOTAM:

"Position Reports
Position reports should be made via ADS. The two types of ADS contracts that will be established with each aircraft are a twenty (20) minute Periodic Report Rate and a five (5) mile Lateral Deviation Event. This is
in addition to normal waypoint reports. Operators should not use CPDLC for position reports but it should be used for all other ATC communications. Position reports should be made via HF if ADS is not available.
KZWY cannot accept CPDLC position reports containing latitude and longitude in the ARINC 424 format (e.g. 4050N)