Controller-Pilot Data-Link Communications (CPDLC) is an air/ground data-link application operated at the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre, which enables the exchange of text messages between controllers and pilots.
CPDLC complements traditional voice communications, providing pilots and controllers with an additional communications medium. The objective of CPDLC is to improve the safety and efficiency of air traffic management. This 1st Video is from the Pilot's perspective. Interview with SAS Captain Ulf Nyström.
This 2nd video shows the ATC perspective, Interview with Nick Miller, air traffic controller at Maastricht UAC.