SC-222, AMS(R)S, established October 2, 2008, is developing Minimum Aviation Performance Standards (MASPS) with system level attachments from Inmarsat and Iridium, and Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) with normative appendices from Inmarsat and Iridium (AMS(R)S), incorporating DO-270 satellite subnetwork material and aligned with ICAO's Global Operational Data Link (GOLD) document. AMSS satellite communications includes as a required sub-class, the safety (route) services designated as AMS(R)S. AMS(R)S services are used for CPDLC, ADS-C and FANS 1/A operations in oceanic airspace. Swift Broadband (SBB) services are being considered for use in the Future Communication System. There is a planned launch by Iridium of a replacement satellite system that will begin in 2015. All current legacy Iridium devices are forward compatible with Iridium NEXT satellites but new transceiver designs and satellite waveforms are intended to enable enhanced capabilities for aviation as specified by DO-262, DO-343 and Annex 10 of the ICAO SARPs. The Committee is working jointly with EUROCAE WG-82 and has been tasked to develop standards relative to new air-ground data link technologies including three components: airport surface, satellite and en route/TMA L band systems.



Chair E. F. Charles LaBerge EFC LaBerge Engineering & Analysis, LLC and UMBC
Government Authorized Representative Steve Van Trees Federal Aviation Administration
Secretary Arnaud Tonnerre Thales
Program Director Karan Hofmann RTCA, Inc.


General Information

Terms of Reference June 27, 2019
Next Meeting Agenda  June 23-24, 2020
2020 Meetings

January 23, 2020
June 23-24, 2020


Recently Completed Documents

DO-343B  AMS(R)S Data and Voice Communications Supporting Required Communications Performance (RCP) and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP)  March 2019
DO-262D Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite Systems March 2019



2019 Meetings

January 24-25, 2019
June 12-13, 2019
July 24-25, 2019
September 19-20, 2019
November 19 & 21, 2019

2018 Meetings

February 6-7, 2018
June 26-27, 2018
September 13, 2018
November 8-9, 2018

2017 Meetings

January 23 - 24, 2017
November 2, 2017

2016 Meetings June 8-9, 2016
October 5-6, 2016
2015 Meetings January 22, 2015
February 27, 2015
April 14, 2015
September 22-24, 2015
November 9, 2015


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