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September 06, 2023

Publication of Guidelines on the use of EFVS in SBAS operations

ESSP SAS and EUSPA, in collaboration with EASA, Dassault Aviation, Collins Aerospace, Airbus, NetJets and Universal Avionics, have developed a high level material to facilitate the implementation of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) operations based on Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS).

The combination of SBAS and EFVS technologies may greatly contribute to the increased availability of suitable destination and alternate aerodromes during periods of reduced visibility without requiring significant investments in advanced ground infrastructure.

The objective of this generic guidelines is ensuring harmonised solutions and a common approach in accordance with Single European Sky (SES) Regulation, considering the new regulatory framework on All Weather Operations (AWO), applicable from October 2022.

The guidelines are intended mainly for aircraft operators but also include relevant information for other affected stakeholders, such as aerodrome operators, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and aircraft manufacturers / design organisations.

You can download the material here. Additionally, the material has been also included within website on EASA AWO Community.

The publication of this material is another proof of the great collaboration of ESSP and EUSPA with the key aviation stakeholders, in order to facilitate the implementation of EGNOS based procedures.