Iris Service SDD

July 20, 2023
Latest version (1.0) of the Service Definition Document (SDD) for the Iris Service
In Force
Service Level 1
Service Level 2

The Iris Service is a satellite-based air–ground data communication service for Air Traffic Services (ATS).It is tailored for Aviation domain. The Iris Service is compliant with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Standards and Recommended Practices, aviation requirements for operational Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and aircraft-to-Air Navigation Service Providers surveillance-related information (ADS-C), in en-route (ENR) continental airspace within ECAC region as specified in the ATN Baseline 1 and ATS Baseline 2 Safety and Performance requirements standards and then with the Data Link services Implementing Rule (Regulation (EC) No 29/2009) (hereinafter referred to as DLS IR (Data Link services Implementing Rule)), with the service limitations described in this document.

The Iris Service is provided by the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) SAS (hereinafter referred to as ESSP) as the Iris Service Provider (ISP). The ESSP is granted an ATM/ATS Service Provider Organizational Approval (AOA) by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the provision of Iris Service, considered as an Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Service (AMS(R)S). The Iris Service utilizes Inmarsat geostationary satellite constellation and supporting ground stations and networks, providing global coverage and high data rate L-band communication to aircraft.

The Iris Service is accessible through a contractual agreement between the corresponding Organization (i.e. ANSP) and the Iris Service Provider (i.e. ESSP). The Service is provided according to the Data Link Services Implementation Rule and applicable standards with the service limitations described in this document.

The "Iris Service Definition Document" (Iris SDD) provides information on the Iris Service.