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ESSP and Esbjerg Airport sign an EGNOS Working Agreement
September 02, 2016

ESSP and Esbjerg Airport sign an EGNOS Working Agreement

The agreement paves the way for the operational use of EGNOS-based approach procedures in Esbjerg, Denmark.

EGNOS Service Provider, ESSP and Esbjerg Airport have recently signed an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA), as a key step for the implementation of EGNOS-based approach procedures. The agreement was signed on the 27th June 2016 by Anette Bendixen, Airport Manager and Thierry Racaud ESSP CEO.

The signature of an EGNOS Working Agreement, establishes the operational and legal framework to use the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service as a navigation aid between the EGNOS Service Provider – ESSP - and the Airport / Navigation entity willing to use this service; and nowadays this EWA covers under SES framework the two EGNOS based procedures operational at Esbjerg airport (EKEB).

Thierry Racaud, ESSP CEO said “Nice welcome to Esbjerg airport; a new EGNOS stakeholder at European skies. Those EGNOS based approaches offer a higher degree of safety than the ones provided by the existing visual approach during low cloud base operation improving airports’ accessibility, especially in case of bad weather conditions.”

Anette Bendixen, Esbjerg Airport said “In order to prepare for better use of our airspace we are happy to have signed the EGNOS Working Agreement with ESSP. We hope, in the near future, to have the EGNOS-based approach procedures to replace our present CAT 1 ILS’s and believe the Agreement is a giant step in that direction”

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