NextGen Solutions

Keeping you in the air with compliance solutions.

Translating the future

Airspace traffic is increasing daily, and with unmanned aerial vehicles projected to take to the sky shortly NextGen initiatives are on the rise to make air transportation safer and more reliable while increasing the capacity of our airspace. At Pentastar Aviation, we know regulatory compliance can be confusing, that is why we remain up to speed on the latest mandatory and future requirements so that you don’t have to worry about your aircraft being grounded. We work hard to ensure your aircraft complies so that you can fly! 

Solutions Available Include:

  • Data Comm Systems with FANS 1/A+, CPDLC DCL and ATN B1
  • CPDLC or Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications
  • ADS-C or Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract (required for FANS Oceanic)
  • VDL Mode 2 data link radio and/or appropriate SATCOM
  • ADS-B Out or Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out (for FANS/ATN B1 Domestic operations)


CPDLC/FANS-1/A+ enhances communication, navigation and surveillance equipment.

In order to safely manage the expected increases in the volume of air traffic in the coming years, Future Air Navigation System (FANS) was developed. FANS uses data link technology to allow position reporting and the ability for pilots to communicate clearly and directly with Air Traffic Control (ATC) via text messaging.

Provides the following benefits:

  • Meets domestic NextGen DCL capabilities for departure clearance tower service and ATC Center hand-offs
  • Reduces fuel burn by allowing operation and direct routes in FANS-designated premium airspace
  • Increases safety with flight plan conformance monitoring
  • Sustains optimum altitude when crossing tracks
  • Allows reduced separation minimums
  • Provides automatic position and surveillance reporting with actual positions and intent
  • Standardizes messages to remove language barriers
  • Complies with mandates and advisory circulars
  • Enables datalink communication


ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) Out is an FAA mandate that enhances safety and efficiency, by moving from ground radar and navigational aids to precise tracking using satellite signals.

The benefits include:

  • Greater ground coverage
  • More direct flying from Point A to B, saving time and money and reducing fuel burn and emissions
  • Improved accuracy, integrity and reliability to safely reduce the minimum separation distance between aircraft and increase capacity in the sky