Why should you buy Ground-Link for your airport?
A. The use of Ground-Link can reduce instrument departure and
arrival delays from 10 minutes or greater down to two minutes or less,
allowing ATC to open the airport for additional operations, eliminating
the need for holds and other delays for aircraft coming to your airport.
Which airports need this system?
A. The airports that need Ground-Link the most are the smaller
airports that don't have a control tower but have published instrument
approaches. The system can be used to open or close IFR flight plans.
How many numbers can be dialed with Ground-Link?
A. Ground-Link can store a nearly unlimited amount of phone
numbers, although 2-4 different numbers are normally used. The pilot
activates the Ground-link system by clicking his communication microphone.
A typical programming setup might include: 2 clicks to call a local
taxi company; 4 clicks to call ATC; 6 clicks to call FSWB Flight Service;
and 8 clicks to call the local police.
How reliable is the system?
A. While this technology is new to aviation, it has been used
for mobile radio communications since 1987. There are literally thousands
of these circuit boards being used today. Avtech has simply adapted
the existing technology for the aviation industry.
How costly is the system to maintain?
A. After the initial cost of purchasing the system, the only
ongoing cost is the monthly electricity and phone line. While we recommend
having a dedicated phone line to Ground-Link, it is not mandatory.
Remember, Ground-Link has a 1-year warranty on its system.
Who installs the system?
A. We have a list of installation companies around the country
that can install the Ground-Link system for your airport. Just give
us a call and we can contact them for you. Installation cost
is approxmately $1,500.00.