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Austro Control and EGNOS – a story of success

06 August 2019
Austrian air navigation services provider Austro Control is in charge of implementing EGNOS-based procedures at the country’s airports. So far, EGNOS-based approach procedures, including rotorcraft procedures, have been implemented at seven airports/heliports and there are plans to make this implementation more widespread in the future.
Austro Control plans to make EGNOS implementation at Austrian airports more widespread.

Skyopener test highlights EGNSS benefits for drones

25 July 2019
The Skyopener project, which is co-financed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), aims to pave the way towards increased use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in civil applications. The project has tested the benefits of multi-frequency GNSS and EGNOS in RPAS, revealing gains in terms of availability, accuracy and robustness.
EGNSS improves positioning integrity and accuracy for the Boreal drone

Flying green with airBaltic

13 June 2019
AirBaltic’s Senior Vice President for Flight Operations Pauls Cālītis talks about the E-GEN project, EGNOS implementation and plans for the future.
“E-GEN is delivering real results with real benefits,” airBaltic Senior Vice President for Flight Operations Pauls Cālītis

EGNSS enabling change in General Aviation

21 May 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) was once again at the AERO International General Aviation Fair at Friedrichshafen, Germany emphasising the advantages that European GNSS can bring to all general aviation users and, effectively, changing the way they fly.
EGNSS is changing the face of general aviation

GSA hosts RAISG meeting at its Prague HQ

17 May 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) together with air traffic management organisation EUROCONTROL jointly organised the 16th meeting of the RNP Approach Implementation Support Group (RAISG) together with the Aviation Grants programme workshop at the GSA’s Prague headquarters.
EGNOS-based approach procedures are operational at 326 airports in 23 countries

Galileo Masters 2019 open for submissions!

07 May 2019
The 2019 edition of the Galileo Masters opened for submissions on May 1. Since it began in 2004, the Galileo Masters has scouted for the most forward‐thinking applications based on Galileo and EGNOS. Innovators and entrepreneurs are now invited to submit their innovative solutions to the competition by 31 July.

GNSS year in review at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit

04 April 2019
The opening plenary of the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, on March 25, provided an opportunity for representatives from the GNSS industry in Europe and around the world to look back on what has been achieved in the year since the last summit, and to look to the future, where the challenge is to maintain current high levels of performance.
Panel members (l-r) Mattias Petschke, Jan Woerner, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Jia Peng, Carlo des Dorides, David Comby and Oleg Kem, with moderator Claus Kruesken at the opening plenary.

AESA recognised for pioneering efforts to make EGNSS use in drones a reality

29 March 2019
AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea/ State Agency for Aviation Security) has taken on board the use of EGNOS and Galileo in drones.
AESA is ensuring that national advances towards the use of Galileo and EGNOS in drones serves as an inspiration to other Member States

GSA presents EGNSS opportunities in aviation, hosts EGNOS awards

21 March 2019
The opportunities and demand for EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) in the domain of aviation continue to grow, and their applications to meet new users needs were the subject of a workshop organised at the 2019 World ATM congress
Both EGNOS and Galileo are evolving to meet modern aviation needs.

GSA highlights added value of EGNSS for drones at WATM 2019

20 March 2019
The added value of EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) for drones was the focus of a special session organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) at this year’s World ATM Congress in Madrid on 12 March, at which representatives from several projects spoke about how they are benefitting from the European space programme.

GSA, SESAR Deployment Manager sign MoU on EGNSS support for Air Traffic Management

13 March 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the World ATM Congress in Madrid on 13 March on future cooperation to modernise EU Air Traffic Management by leveraging Galileo and EGNOS.
The GSA-SESAR Deployment Manager MoU will support the implementation of Galileo and EGNOS applications in aviation.

EGNOS and Galileo for aviation at World ATM Congress

19 February 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is organising a workshop on EGNOS and Galileo services for aviation on March 13 as part of the World ATM Congress in Madrid. At the session, a number of speakers will discuss the current status of EGNOS and Galileo implementation in the sector, potential new services and will gather priorities for research and development funding from the sector.
The workshop will address the current status of EGNSS implementation in aviation, along with priorities for the future and R&D funding opportunities.

Getting ready for the evolution of EGNOS

31 January 2019
The EGNOS Service Provision (ESP) consists in delivering three types of services: the Open Service (OS), the Safety of Life service (SoL) and EGNOS Data Access Services (EDAS). The current EGNOS System was developed in early 2000’s, and is to be replaced by a new generation “EGNOS V 3”.

User Consultation Platform helps shape the future of European GNSS

23 January 2019
The European GNSS User Consultation Platform was hard at work in Marseille during this year's EU Space Week. Parallel panel sessions brought together users from different market segments. Each session had specific objectives aiming at profiting from the valuable contributions of users. The UCP ended with a plenary session in which the elected chairperson of each panel presented the results of their discussions to the wider community.
The UCP enables direct interaction between users of positioning, navigation and timing solutions and the organisations and institutions that oversee Galileo and EGNOS.

Introducing the MyGalileoApp Competition

21 January 2019
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) new MyGalileoApp competition challenges developers to design, develop, test and launch a mobile application that takes advantage of the increased accuracy and availability provided by Galileo. The winner stands to win up to EUR 100,000.00.
Do you have an innovative idea for an application that could benefit from the precise positioning offered by Galileo? Then apply today for the GSA’s MyGalileoApp competition!