Answer to Last Week’s (August 30) AVsavvy Question

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In last Friday’s AVsavvy question, we showed you a flight schedule and some airport information and asked you to find the error.

IMPORTANT: If you haven’t yet participated, YOU CAN STILL TURN BACK NOW AND TEST YOUR SKILLS.

Below is the answer and explanation. Thank you to everyone who participated. We are happy to report a majority of you got it right. J

Answer 1. No, CPDLC is not required until 05Feb2015
Incorrect. CPDLC and ADS-C designated tracks require J2, J5 or J7 in Item 10a along with D1 in Item 10b.

Answer 2. No, your flight planning provider is incorrect as Item 10b (B1) is a valid ADS code
Incorrect. CPDLC and ADS-C designated tracks require J2, J5 or J7 in Item 10a along with D1 in Item 10b.

Answer 3. Yes, starting 07Feb2013 all aircraft operating/transiting the North Atlantic must adhere to the North Atlantic Data Link Mandate
Incorrect. CPDLC and ADS-C designated tracks require J2, J5 or J7 in Item 10a along with D1 in Item 10b.

Answer 4. Yes, CPDLC and ADS-C designated tracks require J2, J5 or J7 in Item 10a along with D1 in Item 10b.
Correct. CPDLC and ADS-C designated tracks require J2, J5 or J7 in Item 10a along with D1 in Item 10b.

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