Voice communication frequencies between pilots and air traffic control (ATC) are becomingincreasingly congested and will not be able to accommodate the projected increase in air trafficdemand. Use of data communications (Data Comm) to supplement some routine voicecommunications will increase efficiency, capacity, and safety.This webinar will describe the introduction of data communications between the cockpit and controllers to supplement voice communications. air traffic control (ATC) clearances, instructions, traffic flow management, and flight crew requests and reports. It will describe the direct link between ground automationand flight deck avionics that enables efficiencies not possible using currentvoice system. Significantly, Teterboro and White Plains will see the introduction of Data Comm in March and April respectively of 2016 with many other airports frequented by business aviation to follow.