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ACARS Management

1       Introduction

ACARS Management 

This topic outlines how to configure the time frame between two position messages. 

We estimate that this will take 1 minute to complete.

Tracking Methods

N-Tracking uses both ACARS and ADS-B automatically to track flights. In addition, users with the "reporter" access rights can also enter flight data manually. In this topic however, we focus on ACARS and how to set it up so that the timeframe between different data requests is managed.  

2       Detailed Explanation 

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the ADMIN dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the Administration menu item.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the ACARS list item.

You will now be able to change the time frame between two position reports. The setting is the maximum time without any source of position after which N-Tracking will automatically request an ACARS position. If an alert is set to detect that a position report was not received during a time frame, the aircraft will be highlighted in red on the map.


The default time frame setting is 15 minutes and changing it will only impact you if you have an ACARS integration.

Insert your time in minutes, then click Save.

Here is a good example of a aircraft using ACARS


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