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Recent efforts have already taken place towards implementing it in MP:
 
Recent efforts have already taken place towards implementing it in MP:
 
* the [[Virtual FSWeekend Hackathon 2020]] attracted a team to work on the [[Hackathon Proposal: CPDLC|CPDLC proposal]];
 
* the [[Virtual FSWeekend Hackathon 2020]] attracted a team to work on the [[Hackathon Proposal: CPDLC|CPDLC proposal]];
* a merge request is pending to augment the MP system with CPDLC;
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* CPDLC extension was merged to 'next' in January 2021;
* a generic CPDLC dialog add-on is available (see screenshot);
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* a generic CPDLC dialog add-on is available (see screenshot); Nasal helpers in this addon should be moved to FGDATA once stable (needs feedback from aircraft developers)
 
* work is currently in progress on at least one cockpit CPDLC panel;
 
* work is currently in progress on at least one cockpit CPDLC panel;
 
* ATC client [[ATC-pie]] is fully operational, ready to service its first logons to come.
 
* ATC client [[ATC-pie]] is fully operational, ready to service its first logons to come.

Revision as of 16:49, 14 January 2021

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Controller-pilot data link communication (CPDLC) is a direct connection between ATC and aircraft through which pilots and controllers can communicate based on text, thereby relieving radio traffic. Its use is increasing everywhere in real life, and an extension to FlightGear is currently under development to support it in the multi-player environment.

Status in FlightGear multi-player

Screenshot of the generic CPDLC dialog add-on
Displays the A320 CPDLC cockpit instrumentation

Recent efforts have already taken place towards implementing it in MP:

  • the Virtual FSWeekend Hackathon 2020 attracted a team to work on the CPDLC proposal;
  • CPDLC extension was merged to 'next' in January 2021;
  • a generic CPDLC dialog add-on is available (see screenshot); Nasal helpers in this addon should be moved to FGDATA once stable (needs feedback from aircraft developers)
  • work is currently in progress on at least one cockpit CPDLC panel;
  • ATC client ATC-pie is fully operational, ready to service its first logons to come.