The ESSP has officially declared the start of the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service as of March 2nd following EC authorization to provide this service to the Aviation world.
Once the EGNOS SoL Service has been declared available, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) can start the process for the implementation of EGNOS based services, in particular vertically guided approach procedures based on EGNOS (LPV approaches). In line with the Single European Sky Regulation, ANSPs planning to implement such navigation services may need first to sign an EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) with the EGNOS service provider, ESSP, based on the requirements from the corresponding National Supervisory Authority.
Last March 8th, ESSP President and DSNA Chief Executive Officer (DSNA is the French ANSP) officially signed the first EGNOS Working Agreement during the ATC Global Event in Amsterdam. This allows DSNA to start publishing EGNOS LPV procedures in French airports.
The first LPV approaches can be flown as of March 17th at Pau Airport. This key milestone for the European Satellite Navigation is the first step toward a real EGNOS based services implementation in France and across Europe ECAC area.
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