DLU-vox is a dedicated, purpose-built communications system for the flight deck. It builds on the success of SD Avionics’ DLU—business aviation’s most popular data-only Iridium-based FANS-1/A solution—providing data link services, and adding a channel of safety services voice.
The flight deck is a busy place. Flying preferred oceanic routes means getting to the destination faster and flying safer. DLU-vox lets you connect to global air traffic control (ATC) using CPDLC and safety services voice to make communicating from the flight deck easier and safer.
Like all FANS-1/A systems, DLU-vox uses text-based communication with ATC to reduce communications errors, simplifying pilot to controller communications, and increasing efficiency in congested air space. Automatic positioning reports reduce the requirement for active listening, trimming your workload, while the channel of enhanced safety services voice contributes to safer flight operations with clearer audio quality than HF radio.
FANS-1/A capabilities offer essential operational and business benefits as business and commercial jet traffic continue to increase over the world’s oceanic regions. Pairing DLU-vox with SD services like FlightDeck Freedom® enables operators to monitor cabin and flight deck communications and fly more efficiently.
SD Avionics’ DLU is business aviation’s first and only FAA C159a TSO’d system for FANS over Iridium.
With certified RTCA DO-178B, Level D software, the DLU features a built-in Iridium Satcom transceiver, and works with a broad range of flight deck systems—to let flight crews communicate with air traffic control or other aircraft without impacting cabin communications.
The DLU requires no configuration; there are no set-up screens. Simply install. SD Data Link Unit has more time on type than competitive systems. It also has STCs on many popular aircraft types, including Challenger, Falcon, Gulfstream, BBJ, Airbus and Learjet.
FANS-1/A+ simplifies pilot to controller communication, reduces communications error and increases efficiency in congested airspace. Our DLU component can be integrated with broad range of flight decks.