US 9,812,019 B2
Systems and methods for detecting if a datalink application is available at an airport
Thomas F. McGuffin, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assigned to Honeywell International Inc., Morris Plains, NJ (US)
Filed by Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, NJ (US)
Filed on Feb. 13, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/622,019.
Prior Publication US 2016/0240088 A1, Aug. 18, 2016
Int. Cl. G08G 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC G08G 5/0013 (2013.01) [G08G 5/0021 (2013.01); G08G 5/0043 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An avionics computer installed onboard an aircraft, the avionics computer comprising:
a processing device; and
a memory device communicatively coupled to the processing device and including instructions which, when executed by the processing device, cause the processing device to:
send a request to a datalink applications database, wherein the request includes a query as to whether an airport is equipped with at least one datalink application that can be communicated via datalink;
receive a response from the datalink applications database, wherein the response indicates whether the airport is equipped with the at least one datalink application; and
when the response indicates the airport is equipped with the at least one datalink application, send a message via datalink requesting the at least one datalink application that the airport is equipped with.