SITA’s ATS AIRCOM Pre-FANS is suitable for all air navigation service providers (ANSPs), as well as other organizations responsible for air traffic control at airports worldwide, who provide pre-FANS services. Pre-FANS services include Digital-automatic terminal information service (D-ATIS), departure clearance (DCL), pre-departure clearance (PDC) and oceanic clearance (OCL) applications.

SITA has been providing the pre-FANS service since the 1990s, and we have extensive experience through our ATS AIRCOM system solutions development. SITA has many pre-FANS customers worldwide, and we have been involved in developing the pre-FANS standards.

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airlines supported by SITA's AIRCOM datalink

How it works

SITA’s ATS AIRCOM Pre-FANS services enable air navigation service providers (ANSPs) who deliver Pre-FANS service(s) to communicate with participating aircraft.

Key features

  • Access to aircraft using SITA's AIRCOM Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) datalink service
  • ATS Internet, working with other communications service providers to allow access to aircraft using a non-SITA ACARS datalink service

Managed service

  • AIRCOM operations service desk that provides 24/7/365 support and monitoring
  • AIRCOM specialist technical support
  • Service advisories
  • Monthly traffic and performance reporting


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Your benefits

ATS AIRCOM Pre-FANS assists in overcoming issues associated with voice operations and procedures, such as controller-pilot misunderstandings.

The use of datalink contributes to maintaining and enhancing air navigation services safety and efficiency during all flight phases.

SITA Global Services

This product is supported by a dedicated multilingual operations team which provides monitoring and support 24/7/365 from command centers in Montreal and Singapore, ensuring global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock, around the world.

Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems often before they impact your services.

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airlines supported by SITA's AIRCOM datalink

Air Traffic Management

SITA's Air Traffic Management (ATM) helps the air transport industry (ATI) make sure that aircraft are safely guided in the skies as well as on the ground. Learn more by watching this engaging video. 
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Air Traffic Management 2018 highlights

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With the growth in air travel comes the need for ANSPs to grow airspace capacity safely, by improving networks to boost effectiveness across communications, navigation aids and surveillance. The 2018 ATM Highlights covers some of the transformations taking place.
Technical specifications

ATS Datalink descriptions and locations

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We have been delivering ATC datalink solutions and services, worldwide, since the start of their use in the ATC. View descriptions, as well as locations around the globe.

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