EWA signed with British ANSP Wolverhampton Airport
ESSP has just signed an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) with the British ANSP Wolverhampton Airport Limited, operating this Airport located in the center of UK.
The agreement was sealed last August 5th between ESSP CEO, Thierry Racaud, and Wolverhampton Airport Director Noel Murphy.
The EGNOS Working Agreement formalizes the working procedures and required interfaces between ESSP as the EGNOS Service Provider, and the ANSP for the publication of EGNOS- based operations (LPV approach procedures) at their local airports.
EGNOS provides a cost effective alternative equivalent to ILS CAT I, offering similar performance yet without the need for infrastructure installation and maintenance. On top of that, the use of EGNOS, an EU satellite Navigation programme, is free of charge.
In words of Thierry Racaud – ESSP CEO- “EGNOS is a very valuable navigation aid to small and medium-size airports, increasing safety and accessibility to those aerodromes”.
Alastair Mackinnon, Wolverhampton Airport Operations Manager commented “EGNOS, coupled with the risk based approach to regulation described by the UK CAA in CAP1122, offers a real opportunity for smaller airports to improve the facilities available to their customers while keeping costs at manageable levels. We look forward to publishing approaches to our main runway during 2015.”