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ATN99 International ConferencePage - 122-23 September 1999 London ATN99 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 22-23 September 1999 London Paul Hennig, United Airlines.

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1 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London ATN99 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE September 1999 London Paul Hennig, United Airlines

2 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London PRESENTATION OUTLINE United Airlines Datalink System, Present and Future Existing Capabilities, and Implementation Options Company Policy, Approach Philosophy and Aircraft Equipage Plans ATN Integration and Implementation with Legacy Host Systems

3 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London PRESENT AND FUTURE VDL Mode 2 Msg DSP ATN Network UAL ATN Router and GACS ASE SatData3 COMSAT Msg UAL Legacy Host ATN VM2/SD3 Aircraft DSP Gateway DSP Legacy System ACARS/AOA Aircraft Message Switching Over Land ACARS Environment VM2 Environment LEGEND Over Water

4 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London EXISTING CAPABILITIES Fleet Wide ACARS (about 600 aircraft) SATCOM on Oceanic 747,767 & and 777 FANS-1 Operational in Asia/Pacific Region Pre-Operational in North Atlantic Region PETAL II Participant

5 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London IMPLEMENTATION OPTIONS Fleet Wide Implementation of ATN and VM2/SD3 for AOC & ATC Applications Possible Implementation Phases: ACARS (VMA, SD2, HF/DLS) VM2/AOA ATN for AOC with Ground System Upgrade CM/CPDLC ADS and FIS/ATIS Other Bit Oriented Applications TBD

6 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London ATN & VM2 ENDORSEMENT United Airlines strongly supports the migration of Aeronautical Operational Control (AOC) from current ACARS directly to the ATN over VM2/SD3. This position is supported independently from our endorsement of ATN for Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC). When United Airlines makes an investment decision for company data link operations, our decision will be to invest in ATN and VM2/SD3 avionics - Any interim step, such as ACARS over AVLC (AOA), will only be considered when ATN pricing and/or scheduling information is not available at the time of that decision.

7 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London APPROACH PHILOSOPHY UAL Cross Functional Datalink Team Led by Flight Operations (User Requirements) Avionics Engineering Dispatch and System Operations Control Finance Division Information Services (IS) Division Flight Standards, Procedures and Training

8 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London AIRBUS PROGRAM Program for 52 New A319 and A320 Aircraft with Deliveries from November 1999 through November 2001 ATSU Starting November 1999 DCDU Upgrade Starting June 2000 VM2/AOA Upgrade Starting June 2001

9 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London FOLLOW ON STEPS Pursue VM2/AOA Option on New 777 Aircraft Deliveries based on Boeing Offer expected September B777 New Aircraft Deliveries Implement ATN Router w/Comm Code, and GACS End-System as Gateway to United Airlines Legacy Host Systems GACS Validation Program Flight Plan Filing and Receipt of NOTAMs Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

10 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London UAL ROUTER/GACS DETAIL GACS/AOC Gateway Comm Router PPHGate Channel Port code from supplier and test (3 man-months) Documentation (8 man-months) Develop code and unit/integrated test (8 man-months) United Airlines Legacy Host System

11 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London UAL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Develop Multi-Phased Implementation Program for Full Air & Ground Datalink Capability (i.e., ATN & VM2/SD3 for AOC & ATC) on all Glass Aircraft Follow Schedule and Justification Guidelines in C/AFT Report (where applicable) Accomplish before Advent of Critical ACARS Saturation, and Major Airport/Hub Congestion Projections Assure Fair Share Investments by All

12 ATN99 International ConferencePage September 1999 London QUESTIONS?


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