EGNOS Service Provision Workshop 2014
Opening speeches from the European GNSS Agency (GSA), ESSP, European Commission and Nav Portugal (as hosting country) welcomed the Workshop attendees.
Day 1 was devoted to explain the latest updates in EGNOS services & status, and the actual situation of the EGNOS market. The afternoon was lighten up by various presentations regarding successful EGNOS implementation stories in Aviation, debriefed by skyguide, DSNA, Aviation Southwest and VLM. Another presentation from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was particularly appreciated by the participants. And to end the day, CMC Electronics and an Airbus Test Flight pilot gave a practical symposium on SBAS avionics.
The first day session was closed awarding four European ANSPs that have recently signed an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) with ESSP: Cambridge Airport; Wolverhampton Green Airport; ROMATSA and LPS SR.
Another highlight of the day was the signature of a Cooperation Agreement between ESSP and ASECNA, the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (more information to come in the following days).
EGNOS other applications out of the Aviation world were the main subject for the second day, mainly which regards to EGNOS land and maritime applications –there were presentations from UNIFE, Telespazio, RSOE, TOPCON and the General Lighthouse Authority of the UK & Ireland. The EDAS service for added value applications was also a main theme of the day. Previous to these presentations, the GSA and ESSP explained in deep the actual status of EGNOS markets, and the actions that are being taken for further EGNOS adoption in multimodal domains.
To take a look at the Workshop presentations, please click here:
Presentations October 7
Presentations October 8