New EGNOS working agreement signed in Czech Republic.
Last July 3rd ESSP and the Czech ANSP ANS RP signed an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) within the frame of the Yearly EGNOS Service Provision Workshop hold in Prague.
ESSP President Dirk Werquin awarded ANS CEO Jan Klas with a Recogniton diploma to seal this agreement.
The signature of the EWA between an ANSP and the ESSP as EGNOS service provider is the first step for LPV procedures implementationat European countries within the EGNOS service area . After the signature, ANSPs are responsible for the EGNOS-based procedures publication within their territories. (© EPSS)
- EGNOS: the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, is a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) that improves the accuracy and provides integrity to the GPS Signal over most of Europe.
The EC owns and manages the EGNOS system. ESA is the EGNOS design agent under a delegation agreement with the EC.
- ESSP SAS: founded in 2009 by the Air navigation services providers from France (DGAC/DSNA), Germany (DFS), Italy (ENAV)), Portugal (NAV-P), Spain (Aena), Switzerland (skyguide) and UK (NATS) to act as service Provider for the EGNOS system, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.
- LPV is a non-precision approach. It stands for Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance and typically takes you down to 200-250 ft decision height.