Today the GSA launches its Second EGNOS Adoption Aviation Call for Proposals. Building on the momentum generated from the great results of its Aviation Call for Grants 2014 , the new call will further boost EGNOS adoption in aviation. From regional to commercial, business and general aviation and even rotorcraft – all airspace users will benefit from the Second EGNOS Adoption Aviation Call for proposals.
Scope of the Grant
The objective of the second Call is twofold. On the one hand, it aims to support projects that enable users to equip and use their aircraft/rotorcraft fleet with GPS/EGNOS enabled avionics. On the other hand, it looks to allow Air Navigation Service Providers and aerodromes/heliports to implement EGNOS based operations in Europe.
Specifically, the call aims to:
- Foster the design, development and operational implementation of EGNOS based operations, including approach procedures at different European aerodromes and EGNOS based routes, including LPV 200
- Develop and install GPS/EGNOS enabled avionics and granting of airworthiness certification for RNP APCH procedures down to LPV minima and PinS
- Develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) or Service Bulletins (SB)
- Achieve the approval of Air Operator Certificates for LPV operations of aircraft already equipped with SBAS capabilities
- Develop enablers to accelerate EGNOS adoption, including simulators, and prepare for future EGNOS capabilities in navigation, surveillance and communication.
To accomplish this, proposals are expected to address activities in one or more of the following areas:
- RNP APCH Procedures to LPV Minima
- PinS Procedures to LPV Minima
- Aircraft or Rotorcraft Forward Fit
- Aircraft or Rotorcraft Retrofit
- Development of Service Bulletin and/or Supplemental Type Certificate
- Development of enablers and other EGNOS based operations adoption
Application documents and additional information can be found here. The deadline for submitting applications is 23:59 CET 30 September 2015.
Applications will be assessed in terms of relevance of the proposal and credibility of the proposed approach, social and economic impact, and coherence and effectiveness of the work plan.
The total budget of the call is EUR 6 million and maximum EU financing of eligible direct costs is 60%. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the evaluation in December 2015.
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