Tue, Feb 28, 2012
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are
ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or
discussion of the explanations given for each Aero-Term.
Information Service (D-ATIS)
The service provides text messages to aircraft, airlines, and
other users outside the standard reception range of conventional
ATIS via landline and data link communications to the cockpit.
Also, the service provides a computer-synthesized voice message
that can be transmitted to all aircraft within range of existing
transmitters. The Terminal Data Link System (TDLS) D-ATIS
application uses weather inputs from local automated weather
sources or manually entered meteorological data together with
preprogrammed menus to provide standard information to users.
Airports with D-ATIS capability are listed in the Airport/Facility
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