EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA)

Consultancy Services

Air Navigation

Introduction


Performance Based Navigation is the broad term used to describe the technologies allowing aircraft to fl­y fl­exible, accurate, repeatable and 4D fl­ight paths. The navigation techniques based on the PBN concept allow aircraft to use the state-of-the-art on-board navigation systems based on GNSS for all phases of the fl­ight. ESSP profi­ts of its wide experience in Satellite Navigation for providing tailored technical solutions for PBN implementation. ESSP‑ gathers a sound expertise in RNP APCH and PBN implementation activities offering‑ a wide range of consulting services, providing solutions tailored to the customers’ needs and combining its strong skills in different fields of expertise.

Our Consultancy Services for Aviation is aimed to support ANSPs, CAAs, NSAs and airport operators, offering comprehensive and innovative solutions for paving the way towards the future CNS/ATM.

Our PBN consultancy services are structured and tailored to customers’ needs for support for each phase of the lifecycle of a PBN implementation.

These services are described below and also in our brochure:

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SL1. Capacity Building


Developing capacities of ANSPs, CAAs, NSAs and airport operators on the PBN domain. ESSP acts as a facilitator and/or coaching company for the contractor party, who will gain the required capacities for responding to the highly demanding operational and regulatory issues. The consultancy service of building capacities in the PBN domain is supported by a well-established and tested ESSP’s own methodology, comprising the whole lifecycle of a specific PBN implementation, and based on working methods which comprise the following techniques:

  • Ad-hoc training.
  • Guided exercises.
  • Technical workshops.

ESSP provides different capacity building services:

  1. PBN training: The ad-hoc PBN training service target is to teach the coached organisation the PBN discipline. Our training permits the customers to face the challenging regulatory / operational / technological environment that nowadays the aviation market is implementing.
  2. PBN planning: The ad-hoc PBN planning service target is to support the acquisition of technical and organisational capabilities within the customer organisation, on PBN planning. The customer would be capable, by its own means, to determine the best way-forward for organising the PBN specifications to be implemented.
  3. PBN pre-implementation activities: the client will be coached in any, some of or all the steps required to effectively implement a PBN specification, according to the ICAO doc 9613 (“The PBN Manual”).
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SL2: PBN feasibility assessment


This service is preliminary oriented to decision makers of ANSPs, airport operators, CAAs and NSAs. For these purposes, ESSP will put into practice its own methodology, which comprises, from a holistic perspective, the following steps:

  • Identification of operational requirements and objectives on the PBN solution.
  • Scenarios and solutions identification.
  • Selected scenarios assessment.
  • CBA on the PBN solution implementation.
  • Way-forward to PBN planning.

ESSP provides two PBN feasibility assessment services:

  1. PBN implementation feasibility assessment: The output of ESSP’s assessment will be the evaluation of PBN solution/s in terms of operational, economic, safety and environmental matters, as well as the ESSP’s proposal of the most feasible and suitable solution/s to be implemented.
  2. PBN planning: the output of ESSP’s assessment will be the evaluation of PBN solution/s in terms of activities, actions, resources, responsibilities and deadlines for  the most feasible and suitable solution/s to be implemented.
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SL3: PBN pre-implementation activities


ESSP develops one or several of the activities associated to a real PBN solution implementation, for ANSPs, CAAs and airport operators. ESSP acts at this service level as a technical assistance company for the contracting party, who will obtain the required technical works of the implementation of a PBN solution.

At this service level, the leadership of the whole lifecycle of the PBN project is supposed to be out of the scope of ESSP, although ESSP will lead, at the lower level, the technical development of each activity, including the approval and acceptance processes in front of the relevant authorities.

This Service Level constitutes an open repository of activities related to PBN implementation to be developed for the end customer. These activities are:

  • Cost benefit assessment.
  • Airspace and procedure design.
  • Safety Assessment.
  • Operation concept validation (FTS / RTS)
  • Environmental impact assessment.
  • Ground validation and GNSS performance assessment.
  • Flight validation.
  • ATS training.
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SL4: End-to-End implementation


ESSP acts at this service level as a technical assistance company for the contractor party, who will obtain the required technical works of the implementation of a PBN turnkey solution. At this service level, the leadership of the whole lifecycle of the project is would be under the control of ESSP.

ESSP and some of its shareholders will execute the technical developments of each activity towards PBN implementation:

  • Cost benefit assessment.
  • Airspace and procedure design.
  • Safety Assessment.
  • Operation concept validation (FTS / RTS)
  • Environmental impact assessment.
  • Ground validation and GNSS performance assessment.
  • Flight validation.
  • ATS training.
  • Transition design.
  • Implementation coordination.
  • Post-implementation monitoring.

 

For more information on the different levels of Consultancy Services, courses scheduled and any other request.

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