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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.