I have now AOC (Airline Operational Communications) working on the MCDU thanks to the software from hoppie and the CPDLC OAC client from A330 Project. For testing purposes I bought a cheap 58mm thermal printer on Amazon for £20. It’s too big for the pedestal’s printer bay but I knew that when I bought it.
I now send the load sheet and take off data from TOPCAT to the MCDU via its ACARS facility. Then I print out the data. I have also sent and received telex messages with other aircraft.
Cheap thermal printer (£20) for testing purposes.
Company message received (either from TOPCAT) or another aircraft.
A message received from ASPD01 whilst flying on VATSIM on a Sunday evening.