New EWA signed with Cambridge Airport
ESSP has just signed an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) with a British ANSP: Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (operating Cambridge International Airport).
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. It is a very valuable navigation aid mainly to small and medium-size airports, increasing safety and accessibility to those aerodromes.
On top of that, the use of EGNOS is free of charge.
“We are delighted to become part of the growing list of EGNOS users; this is a significant part of the development of Cambridge International Airport and will ensure we remain competitive with the latest emerging technologies to provide the best possible level of service for our customers”, as stated by Ian Rogers, Cambridge Airport Safety Manager.
EGNOS procedures are already in place in 105 European airports. Alderney Airport, in the Channel Islands, is the pioneer one in the UK, using EGNOS LPV approaches since December 2011.