Goto Section: 87.279 | 87.287 | Table of Contents

FCC 87.285
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  87.285   Scope of service.

   The frequencies indicated in § 87.287 of this chapter may be used to
   test aircraft data link systems on a secondary basis to other licensed
   stations. Equipment must be designed so that it will engage in data
   link exchange only with the aircraft whose identification has been
   programmed into the device, and must comply with the applicable
   specifications for VDL Mode 2 operation set forth in the ICAO “Manual
   on VHF Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2” First Edition-2001, and RTCA
   DO-281A,” Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Aircraft VDL
   Mode 2 Physical, Link and Network Layer”, November 8, 2005. These
   documents are incorporated by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C.
   552(a), and 1 CFR part 51 and approved by the Director of the Federal
   Register. The RTCA document is available and may be obtained from RTCA,
   Inc., 1828 L Street NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036 and by email
   to or go to The ICAO document is
   available and may be obtained from the ICAO, Customer Services Unit,
   999 University Street, Montréal, Quebec H3C 5H7, Canada, by email to or go to: You may inspect a copy
   at the Federal Communications Commission's Reference Information
   Center, located at the address of the FCC's main office indicated in 47
   CFR 0.401(a), or at the National Archives and Records Administration
   (NARA).For information on the availability of this material at NARA,
   call 202-741-6030, or go to:

   [ 78 FR 61207 , Oct. 3, 2013, as amended at  85 FR 64410 , Oct. 13, 2020]


Goto Section: 87.279 | 87.287

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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