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It’s more accurate, it can be completely on autopilot, it’s independent of any equipment on the ground at the airport and it gives you a lower safe altitude compared with traditional non-precision approaches.

"It’s more accurate, it can be completely on autopilot, it’s independent of any equipment on the ground at the airport and it gives you a lower safe altitude compared with traditional non-precision approaches."

This is what a Flight Operations Director says about the European Satellite Based Augmentation System EGNOS.

Discover what the UK Space Agency says in its Winter 2012 edition about the experience of an EGNOS-equipped aircraft operated by Aurigny Air Services in the Channel Islands (pp 10-12).


EGNOS is the European Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) that complements the GPS system.
It is Europe's first venture into satellite navigation and a major stepping-stone towards Galileo, Europe's own global satellite navigation system for the future.

It’s more accurate, it can be completely on autopilot, it’s independent of any equipment on the ground at the airport and it gives you a lower safe altitude compared with traditional non-precision approaches.