LINK-2000+ / SESAR 2020

“LINK-2000+” is the name of a former European program (which is now part of “SESAR 2020”) that requires aircraft to be CPDLC capable and ATN-compliant by 2020 in order to operate above FL285 inEurope. If you receive DLC authorization for ATN CPDLC from your Civil Aviation Authority (e.g., FAA), you will meet the European requirements and do not need to obtain any additional authorizations.

Note: LINK-2000(+) / SESAR 2020 are names of governmentprograms only and do not refer to a specific set of avionics. A “LINK-2000 compliant system” is ultimately a CPDLC system that can interoperate with the ATN network.