Eurocontrol and DFS, the German air navigation services provider, contracted the Sofreavia/SITA consortium to supply the next generation of data link gateway systems known as the Data Link Front End Processor. All ANSPs in Europe will need to upgrade and/or complement their ATM infrastructures with DL-FEP equivalent functionality by circa 2010, as outlined in the Data Link Implementation Rule expected to be adopted by the European Commission under the Single European Sky initiative's ...

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