Seamless Human-Machine Interface
FAA DATA COMM
Functionality intended to replace traditional voice commands with text based messaging for departure clearance and enroute services where available in the United States.
Enables text based messaging with both air traffic services and operation centers. Air traffic services include terminal information, terminal weather, and departure clearance from supported airports. ACARS also provides several functionalities for communicating with operation centers including: flight plan upload, messaging, weather, and automatic transmission of position reporting and Out/Off/On/In status.
This functionality allows the operator to disable the Datalink Mode of the radio and use it as tradition 3rd VHF (comes with selection of FAA Data Comm, ACARS, or CPDLC).