Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

SESAR 2013-HU-40005-P

Controller Pilot Data Link Communications Implementation


This project will upgrade the Hungarian air traffic control system to the use of data link, introducing an additional text-based communication between the pilot and the control tower. The new system will improve the overall reception of information, reduce the risk of misunderstandings and increase the efficiency and the capacity of the entire system.

 The project responds to the EU requirements on enabling the air traffic management to the use of data link as of 2015. It will support the Single European Sky initiative (SES), which aims to increase Europe's airspace capacity, reduce the risk of accidents and the environmental impact of flights and cut costs for passengers.



This project has been completed.




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Start date: March 2013

End date: June 2015

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Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE
 Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

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