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Press Conference - European satellite navigation increases passenger safety in aviation Published on: 09/02/2011

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Event date: 02/03/2011
Location: Brussels (exact time & venue to be confirmed shortly)
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European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, responsible for Entrepreneurship and Industry, will announce the launch of the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service for aviation, which offers the aviation industry the means to increase passenger safety.

EGNOS is a satellite-based augmentation system which improves the accuracy of GPS signals across Europe and is the precursor of Galileo.

EGNOS was launched in October 2009 and was previously available only for 'Open Service' applications such as personal navigation and precision farming.

Check back here for more details concerning this major announcement by Vice President Tajani.

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