The Federal Communications Commission proposes to modify policy on its Aviation Radio Service to accommodate modern avionics technology, boostÂ aeronautical spectrum efficiency and promoteÂ aviation safety. FCC said Thursday its changed rules are designed to modernize communications between aircraft and ground-basedÂ telecommunications stations.
TheÂ Aviation Radio Service works to facilitate aircraft movement, support flight safety and ensure thatÂ aviation communications are functioning properly. The commissionÂ proposes a set of rules to guide the technical and service aspects of theÂ Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System, a platform designed toÂ facilitate airport surface operations viaÂ broadband technology. FCC’s proposal also includes new rules for detection procedures in environments that constrain pilot vision.