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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
 
 
The passage of voice and/or data between an aircraft and a ground station such as air traffic control or aircraft operating agency.
 
The passage of voice and/or data between an aircraft and a ground station such as air traffic control or aircraft operating agency.
  
 
==Voice Communications==
 
==Voice Communications==
 
 
Voice/audio communications between an aircraft and the ground are traditionally accomplished using radio telephony, broadcasting and receiving on:
 
Voice/audio communications between an aircraft and the ground are traditionally accomplished using radio telephony, broadcasting and receiving on:
 
*UHF
 
*UHF
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==Data Communications==  
 
==Data Communications==  
 
 
Data can be passed between an aircraft and a ground station using:
 
Data can be passed between an aircraft and a ground station using:
 
 
*[[ACARS]]
 
*[[ACARS]]
 
*[[CPDLC]]
 
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*[[Mode S]]
 
*[[Mode S]]
 
*[[Secondary Surveillance Radar]]
 
*[[Secondary Surveillance Radar]]
 
  
 
==Visual Communications==
 
==Visual Communications==
 
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Communications can be accomplished visually using, for example, and Aldis<ref>A signal lamp (also called an Aldis lamp, named for its inventor Arthur C. W. Aldis) is a visual signaling device for optical communication (typically using Morse code) – essentially a focused lamp which can produce a pulse of light.</ref> Lamp to flash messages between aircraft and ground stations in [[Morse Code]] or through standard conventions associated with emergency situations.
Communications can be accomplished visually using, for example, and Aldis Lamp to flash messages between aircraft and ground stations in [[Morse Code]] or through standard conventions associated with emergency situations.
 
 
 
  
 
==Related Articles==
 
==Related Articles==
 
 
See also:
 
See also:
 
 
*[[SELCAL]]
 
*[[SELCAL]]
 
*[[Military Interception Signalling]]
 
*[[Military Interception Signalling]]
  
== Further Reading ==
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==Further Reading==
 
 
 
*[http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Solutions:ALLCLEAR ALLCLEAR? Toolkit]
 
*[http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Solutions:ALLCLEAR ALLCLEAR? Toolkit]
 
 
*Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) [http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/817.pdf Incidents in Air Transport No 10 - Aerodrome Traffic]
 
*Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) [http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/817.pdf Incidents in Air Transport No 10 - Aerodrome Traffic]
 
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[[Category:Air Ground Communication]]
 
[[Category:Air Ground Communication]]
 
[[Category:Operational Issues]]
 
[[Category:Operational Issues]]

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Definition

The passage of voice and/or data between an aircraft and a ground station such as air traffic control or aircraft operating agency.

Voice Communications

Voice/audio communications between an aircraft and the ground are traditionally accomplished using radio telephony, broadcasting and receiving on:

  • UHF
  • VHF
  • HF

Alternatively voice communications can be conducted using SATCOM, including VOIP through the Internet.

For further information, see the separate article "Air-Ground Voice Communications"

Data Communications

Data can be passed between an aircraft and a ground station using:

Visual Communications

Communications can be accomplished visually using, for example, and Aldis[1] Lamp to flash messages between aircraft and ground stations in Morse Code or through standard conventions associated with emergency situations.

Related Articles

See also:

Further Reading

  1. ^ A signal lamp (also called an Aldis lamp, named for its inventor Arthur C. W. Aldis) is a visual signaling device for optical communication (typically using Morse code) – essentially a focused lamp which can produce a pulse of light.