French air navigation service provider (ANSP) DSNA has joined a consortium of European ANSPs participating in the Iris satellite-based data link program, Inmarsat announced Aug. 14. Developed by a public-private partnership of Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA), Iris will be a text-based data link between pilots and controllers using Inmarsat’s Swiftbroadband-Safety service over L-band satellites. The capability will relieve existing VHF Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2 radio ...

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