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Runway at Tallinn Airport
April 19, 2016

ESSP and Tallinn Airport Ltd sign an EGNOS Working Agreement

The agreement will enable the publication of EGNOS-based approach procedures for Estonia

EGNOS Service Provider, ESSP,and Tallinn Airport Ltd, have recently signed an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA), as a key step for the implementation of EGNOS-based approach procedures (LPV procedures) at Estonia. First procedure will be published during 2016 at Kuressaare airport.

The agreement was signed on the 4th April 2016 by Einari Bambus and Anneli Turkin from Tallinn Airport Ltd 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. The EWA is the step prior to the publication of APV-1 SBAS approaches that offer similar performance to ILS CAT 1.

Tallinn Airport and Tower

Thierry Racaud, ESSP CEO said “Warm welcome for a new EGNOS stakeholder at European skies.  Estonia is now ready to benefit from the publication of EGNOS-based procedures. This will allow to carry out approaches to a higher degree of safety than offered by the existing visual approach during low cloud base operation  improving airports’ accessibility, especially in case of bad weather conditions..”

Einari Bambus and Anneli Turkin, Members of the Tallinn Airport Ltd Board said, “We are pleased to make the first step towards implementing GNSS procedures at the regional airports operated by Tallinn Airport Ltd, as in the future this will greatly improve connectivity with the islands and reduce the impact of weather conditions on approach procedures.