EUROCAE ED 276
GUIDANCE ON VDL MODE 2 AIR / GROUND INTEROPERABILITY
|Publication Date:||1 September 2020|
This document supplements DO-224 MASPS applicable to ground systems, and the requirements in MASPS still apply. For airworthiness and TSO/E-TSO approval the MASPS have precedence over this document and avionics requirements are defined in the MASPS.
The main focus of the document is VDLM2, but it also addresses specific issues above VDLM2 when they are related to the VDLM2 operations.
In the VDLM2 environment where the protocol and infrastructure are a challenge in terms of interoperability, it is important to provide recommendations about how the ground systems are expected to behave and what is the expected avionics answer.
This document aims at defining a coordinated understanding of the ground behaviors in addition to the MOPS which are more related to avionics systems. In particular some out of sync cases have been identified in operations, showing a need for interoperability improvement.