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User currently offlineKM732 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 232 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

Hello!
I just began working with ACARS and would be very thankful to anybody who can supply me with a guide on how to decode the received messages as well as the message labels.

Anything else you can recommand is also highly appreciated!

Thanks, KM732


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User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 996 times:

http://www.acarslink.com

Aircraft Crew Alert and Reporting System

Used to downlink information to ground stations via VHF/HF (such as aircraft information) and uplink information to the aircraft (such as flightplans for the FMC).
ACARS is also used for airlines on-time statistics. It has various sensors for aircraft info...which help define OOOI times.
OOOI stands for Out, Off, On, In
Out as in Out of the gate, Off as in takeoff, On as in on the ground (landing) and In as in In the gate.
Airlines use this for on-time stats.

You can listen to it via an airband scanner on really high MHz like 3,000. Or really low like 2 MHz. You need a specialized scanner for this though. However I don't know how to decode it. Hope this helps though.

Airbus380


User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 974 times:

WOW....well said there Airbus380!!!
I couldn't have said it any better if I'd said it myself
 Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 959 times:

I couldn't agree fuller.

User currently offlineSeseal From Russia, joined Jul 2000, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 938 times:

KM732,
I would advise you better apply to your engineering. They must have all the manuals you need if you want to learn ACARS secrets. Message formats are hardly found in a general type document like AEEC spec as they are more or less unique depending on your avionics supplier and your company policy...yes yes they are modifiable.
Seseal


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