WHY MROS CHOOSE AIRTEL ATN
Airtel’s portable test equipment, the Data Link Ramp Tester (DLRT) provides MROs and airlines with a convenient and cost-effective method of testing and validating Data Link on aircraft as part of their avionics test services.
Airtel provides remote and onsite CPDLC test services to Maintenance and Repair Operators across the world..
Remote Test Service
Airtel’s Test Facility in Dublin is connected to both Rockwell Collins and SITA’s European ATN Networks to provide ATN testing. Airtel’s Test Service uses these to communicate with an aircraft that is also connected to the Collins Aerospace (formally Arinc) or SITA networks. Typically, this involves test communications to an aircraft grounded at an airport or location with VDLM2 coverage. If the aircraft is grounded in a location with VDLM2 coverage, you can use Airtel’s test facility operated from the Dublin office. Just contact us to arrange.
Onsite Test Service
Airtel’s test equipment that can simulate the Collins Aerospace (formally Arinc) or SITA networks as well as the Air Traffic Control centre. An Airtel engineer undertakes the tests on the customer site using the portable Data Link Ramp Tester which supports both FANS and ATN. This enables tests to be carried out during normal aircraft downtime at a site that does not have VDLM2 coverage and without the need for any specialist internal technical knowledge.
Airtel also provides onsite testing of ACARS systems which test the VHF radio (VDR) and Air Traffic Services Unit or Communication Management Unit systems. This includes the delivery of uplinks to flight deck peripherals such as cockpit printer and aircraft monitoring systems. The test system can uplink any type of Airline Operational Communication (AOC) data to the aircraft and receive and display the data sent by the aircraft. Any inability of the aircraft to respond to data exchanges is immediately determined
Providing an onsite service means that tests can be carried out in a shorter timeframe thereby ensuring that normal business operations are not impeded.