CNS Aviation Network-VDL Mode 4

The Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) Network enables data to be transferred between mobile users and ground-based local or remote users.

Any Aircraft size

Fully harnessing Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband 200 service, the AVIATOR 200 simultaneously provides high speed data and a single AMBE 2 channel for high quality voice calls. Make calls, send email and browse the internet, the system offers ‘office-in-the-sky’ or mission specific data service applications to a broad range of aircraft including turboprops and light jets.

The data is transferred using standardized formats and structures:

  • Wired data transfer – TCP/IP
  • Wireless data transfer – VDL Mode 4

The CNS Network supports various system alternatives and customized solutions. System solutions can focus on different applications while using the same basic services.

Examples of system solutions include applications at airports (A-SMGCS and ground handling), 4-Dimensional Trajectory (4DT), time-based ATM, green approach (A-CDA), off-shore (e.g. oilrigs), and in SAR operations.

The CNS Network can support systems in which functions such as surveillance, navigation, communication, and real-time transfer of data are required. Such systems can be interconnected to form a wide area network that enables long-distance communication with mobile users and data collection from remote or distant locations.