Datalink

Unlimited datalink for any aircraft, anytime.

Through our partnership with Satcom Direct, you get unlimited SATCOM & SITA VHF ACARS datalink for ANY business aircraft you operate, regardless of avionics. Combine datalink with our online flight planning system, and you can build, file, and uplink flight plans directly to your aircraft – online or via your Apple® iPad® through uvGO. And all datalink/flight planning packages are billed on a single invoice at a fixed annual rate.

What you get.

Worldwide coverage 

Stay connected through worldwide SITA VHF, Iridium SATCOM, and Inmarsat SATCOM networks, as well as AVICOM VHF (Japan) and DECEA VHF (Brazil) networks.

Support for all business aviation avionics types

Including Airbus ATSU, Bombardier Vision, Gulfstream PlaneView®, Honeywell AFIS, Honeywell MARK II CMU, Honeywell MARK III CMU, Honeywell Primus Epic®, Dassault EASy, Rockwell Collins CMU/RIU, Rockwell Collins Fusion, Teledyne Controls TeleLink®, and Universal Avionics UniLink®.*

*Some older avionics types may require modifications or upgrades.

Unlimited service. One fixed rate.

One invoice. Once a year. Enjoy unlimited datalink service for your business aircraft.

Integrated online flight planning

Upgrade your datalink subscription to include our online flight planning system, allowing you to build, file, and uplink flight plans directly to your aircraft.

Online and mobile accessibility

Graphically track the position of your fleet. View message history. Access to online flight planning and other services you receive from Universal. All through uvGO.

Driven by a trusted name

Datalink services are provided by Satcom Direct® and are 100% integrated with uvGO.

What you can do.

Flight deck

  • Uplink flight plans and weather to your FMS
  • Uplink flight plans from Universal and
    third-party providers
  • Graphical flight deck weather
  • METARs, TAFs, NOTAMs, SIGMETs, PIREPs
  • Message direct to your Universal® trip support team or UVair® fuel team
  • Aircraft-to-aircraft communications
  • E-mail, fax, and text from FMS
  • Premium geolocation-based services
  • Enables use of SD FlightLogs, the automated flight logs solution

ATS Services

  • Pre-Departure Clearances (PDC/DCL)
  • Digital Airport Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS)
  • Terminal Weather Information for Pilots (TWIP)
  • ATC Advisory
  • Fully-automated Oceanic Clearances (OCX)
  • North Atlantic Track (NAT) messages
  • FANS ADS-C and CPDLC capability
    (avionics-dependent)
  • Link 2000+/ATN

Ground Operations

  • View position detail information for every aircraft in your fleet on an interactive map
  • Message to aircraft
  • Out/Off/On/In (OOOI) messages
  • Access message history to and from the aircraft
  • Automatic message forwarding for aircraft flight messages and reports (delay, diversion, ETA, position, etc.)

Maintenance

  • Engine data monitoring
  • Downlink requests for maintenance actions at destination stations
  • Explore operational insights from our blog.

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      by Isabelle Canton on March 21, 2019 at 16:30

      The two largest events on the Cote d’Azur – the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix – will run back to back this year putting additional demands on general aviation (GA) infrastructure, airport slots, parking, support services, crew accommodations and local transport options. The post Operating to the Cannes Festival and Monaco Grand Prix appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Best airport alternates during RAF Northolt’s closure
      by Jason Hayward on March 13, 2019 at 19:24

      The runway at RAF Northolt Airport (EGWU) is scheduled to be closed for seven months in spring 2019. Depending on your final destination, London-Stansted could be a viable solution. The post Best airport alternates during RAF Northolt’s closure appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • How the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is impacting business aviation
      by Universal on March 12, 2019 at 19:30

      Following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft earlier this week, several countries’ civil aviation authorities have grounded the aircraft and its variants from landing/departing airports or entering that nation’s airspace. The post How the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is impacting business aviation appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]

    • Aviation Ops Update for Japan: New falling objects AIC
      by Hiroshi Higashiyama on March 11, 2019 at 11:00

      Business aviation operators traveling to Japan should be aware a recently published Aeronautical Information Circular on Falling Objects. The full details on what the circular is and what you need to do to comply are below The post Aviation Ops Update for Japan: New falling objects AIC appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog. […]