ESSP and ROMATSA sign an EGNOS Working Agreement
EGNOS Service Provider ESSPand Romanian Air Navigation Service ProviderROMATSAhave recently signed an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) as a key step for the implementation of EGNOS-based approach procedures (LPV procedures) to be used in this country.
The agreement was sealed last September 22nd by Thierry Racaud, ESSP CEO, and ROMATSA General Director, Ion Aurel Stanciu.
To recognize this signature, an award was given to ROMATSA Technical Director during EGNOS Service Provision Workshop 2014 held in Lisbon last October 7 and 8.
The signature of an EGNOS Working Agreement establishes the operational and legal framework to use the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service as navigation aid between the EGNOS Service Provider – ESSP - and the Airport / Navigation Entity willing to use this service. The EWA is the prior step to the publication of APV-1 SBAS approaches that offer similar performance to ILS CAT 1.
Avram Iancu – Cluj International Airport will be the first Romanian airport to have an EGNOS-based procedure, planned for early 2015. The procedure design and implementation is actually being co-financed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), as a part of the support plan to pioneer implementations to foster the EGNOS further adoption in the Aviation sector.
“We are happy to have a new member in the EGNOS family. From now on, Romania can benefit from the publication of EGNOS-based procedures that will improve the national airports performance and accessibility, as done in other European countries.”, Thierry Racaud, ESSP CEO.
“Signing of EWA with ESSP enables the implementation of ICAO Assembly Resolution 37-11 and represent the first step to support APV EGNOS-based procedures, improving the accessibility of the airspace users at Romanian civil airports.”, Ion Aurel Stanciu, ROMATSA General Director.