Global Obtains EASA Certification for Controller-Pilot Data Link Solution

Cincinnati, Ohio | September 29, 2020 | For Immediate Release

Last month, Global Aerospace Design Corporation (Global) obtained European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the fully functional installation of Dlink+ with Iridium for CPDLC and Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS).

In response to the European Union (EU) CPDLC mandate, Global now offers a solution that captures the requirements of both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and EASA.

This solution utilizes the Spectralux Dlink+ unit coupled with the Rockwell Collins Iridium system to provide CPDLC and ACARS. The Dlink+ unit provides flight crews with the ability to send and receive very-high frequency (VHF) digital messages, along with ACARS messages over the Iridium network.

“After many months of hard work, Global proudly offers our customers with a solution that meets the intent of the CPDLC mandate, while providing an upgrade path to Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS),” stated Todd Hamblin, Vice President of Business Development at Global.

Moving forward, Global will obtain FAA and EASA approval for the Spectralux Envoy Data Link system which meets FANS 1/A+ requirements.

About Spectralux Avionics

Spectralux Avionics is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of data link avionics. The offer engineering and manufacturing services for products that operate in commercial, business, and military aviation. Learn more at

About Global

Global Aerospace Design Corporation (Global) is an aircraft technical services organization dedicated to providing the most efficient path from modification to revenue service. In addition to their technical solutions, including avionics and cabin interiors/electronics, they offer holistic program management and support. This holistic support includes vendor management, integration engineering, testing, and certification services.

For more information, contact Todd Hamblin at or visit

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