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Airspace Usage requirements – DLS/CPDLC (controller-pilot data link communication)

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Where do I find a copy of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 29/2009 known as the DLS IR?

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What is the DLS IR applicability?

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What is the DLS IR mandating for operators?

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If my aircraft installation is compliant with the DLS IR requirements, however the flight crew is not trained, what do I indicate in the flight plan?

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If I am not compliant with the DLS IR requirements, may I file the flight plan above FL 285?

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Is the CPDLC equipage requirement mandatory only for EU operators?

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Is there specific technology I need to use to demonstrate compliance with the DLS IR?

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If I use CPDLC via FANS-1/A am I compliant with the DLS IR?

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Do I need to indicate my ATN VDL Mode 2 CPDLC capability in the flight plan?

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How do I demonstrate my aircraft’s compliance with the DLS IR?

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Is there a requirement for operators to ensure that their aircraft’s CPDLC installation is multi-frequency capable?

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How can I determine if my aircraft is CPDLC multi-frequency capable?

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Does my aircraft need to be listed on the aircraft CPDLC ‘white list’ or ‘log-on list’ to be compliant with the DLS IR?

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Is my aircraft supposed to be able to record CPDLC communications?

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Are there any exemptions available for operators through the regulatory framework of the DLS IR?

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Do I need to communicate to EASA or any other organisation that my aircraft is meeting the criteria for exemptions and is hence exempted?

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How should I reflect the CPDLC exempted status in the flight plan?

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If I have CPDLC equipment, which is temporarily inoperative, can I benefit from a DLS IR temporary exemptions?

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Where can I find more information on MEL for CPDLC?

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I have a delivery flight from an aircraft manufacturer and I will fly through the airspace where CPDLC equipage is mandated. Is my flight restricted below FL285 within the airspace affected or can I benefit from exemption?

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If my aircraft is compliant with the DLS IR and the flight crew trained, however my aircraft also qualifies for CPDLC exemptions, what shall I insert in the flight plan?

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Who should I ask if I have further questions on CPDLC equipage exemption?

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