SC-214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services, established March 22, 2007, is developing Safety and Performance Requirements (SPR) and Interoperability Requirements (INTEROPS) documents for the Air Traffic Services (ATS) supported by data communications to be implemented in the United States by the NextGen Data Communications Program in defined environments through 2025 and in Europe as part of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) operational improvements. Data communications will introduce services that allow evolution from the current workload-intensive, voice-based air traffic control concepts, to collaborative, management-by-exception operations. Advanced data links between ground and airborne systems are envisioned to increase capacity, allowing greater user access and more efficient flight routing. The group, along with EUROCAE WG-78, published eight documents in four years to cover interoperability requirements standard for ATN Baseline 1-Baseline 2 Interop Standard, FANS 1/a-Baseline 2 Interop Standard, Baseline 2 Interop Standard, and Baseline 2 SPR Standard. In June 2015, the group was tasked to revise DO-224C, Signal-in-Space Minimum Aviation Performance Standards (MASPS) for Advanced VHF Digital Data Communications Including Compatibility with Digital Voice Techniques and DO-281C, Minimal Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for Aircraft VDL Mode 2 Physical Link and Network Layer.



Co-Chair Jerome Condis Airbus SAS
Co-Chair Chuck Stewart United Airlines, Inc.
Co-Chair Stephane Pelleschi Rockwell Collins, Inc.
Government Authorized Representative Thomas Mustach Federal Aviation Administration
Secretary Dongsong Zeng The MITRE Corporation
Program Director Karan Hofmann RTCA, Inc.


General Information

Terms of Reference June 21, 2018
Next Meeting Agenda September 20-21, 2018
2018 Meetings

April 17, 2018
June 25-28, 2018
September 20-21, 2018
December 10-14, 2018


Recently Completed Documents

DO-350A Safety and Performance Standard for Baseline 2 ATS Data Communications, Vol 1 and Vol 2 March 2016
DO-351A Interoperability Standard for Baseline 2 ATS Data Communications via the ATN, Vol 1 and Vol2 March 2016
DO-352A Interoperability Standard for Baseline 2 ATS Data Communications, FANS 1/A Accommodation March 2016
DO-353A Interoperability Standard for Baseline 2 ATS Data COmmunications, ATN Baseline 1 Accommodation March 2016



2017 Meetings February 27, 2017
2016 Meetings January 13, 2016
2015 Meetings August 31-September 3, 2015
December 7-10, 2015


For additional meeting summaries, please contact the Program Director: Karan Hofmann