GNSS success stories

  • Eric Gakstatter is one of the world’s foremost experts in the area of GNSS for mapping. He is a Principal at Discovery Management Group LLC and has spent more than 10 years leading teams in the design, marketing, and distribution of GPS hardware and software used for mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).

    Gakstatter has a lot...

    GNSS market segment:
    Mapping & Surveying
  • In December 2011, Aurigny Air Services became the first regional airline making used of EGNOS during their approach and landing operations. Concretely, December 21st 2011 sets the date since when the company conducts LPV approaches at Alderney airport during their scheduled services using their Britten Norman...

    GNSS market segment:
    Aviation
  • Exeter Airport (EGTE) is the busiest airport in the south west peninsula of Great Britain and is operated by Exeter and Devon Airport Ltd, part of the Rigby Group. It is home to FlyBE, on e of Europe's largest low cost carrier and to Aviation South West (ASW), one of the first Flight Training Organisations (FTOs) to provide professional pilot training to include RNAV approaches and now...

    GNSS market segment:
    Aviation
  • EGNOS has shown outstanding performance in  safety-critical aviation applications, which could also be applied to  railways, logistic services and operations. In the past, there have been initiatives to promote and communicate the benefits of EGNOS, but it has not yet been possible to cover the entire implementer community. To address this issue in the multimodal logistics...

    GNSS market segment:
    Maritime
  • EGNOS is a key tool for better managing land transport in Europe, increasing both capacity and safety, whether by road or rail. Improved positioning accuracy helps companies enhance their transport logistical operations. Public operations, such as police and emergency services, can use EGNOS to improve the speed of their responses in critical situations. EGNOS can also...

    GNSS market segment:
    Road
  • For farmers, EGNOS provides high precision for a low cost. Precision agriculture techniques include the use of satellite navigation sensors, aerial images and other tools that help farmers increase their productivity, save money and reduce their impact on the environment. The use of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS...

    GNSS market segment:
    Agriculture
  • EGNOS will improve navigation at sea and of inland waterways. It can be used for port operations, traffic control, casualty analysis, offshore exploration and fisheries management.

    The MARLET project performed EGNOS trials that successfully demonstrated the value of increased position accuracy and integrity for vessel guidance at a port and, more generally, for...

    GNSS market segment:
    Maritime
  • The HARMLESS project conducted three successful tests demonstrating the use of EGNOS for emergency situations using location-based services. In 2007 the project partners demonstrated the use of EGNOS for managing fire fighters and vehicles during a forest fire. The HARMLESS test in Spain was conducted by the country’s Ingeniería y Servicios Aeroespaciales (INSA) with...

    GNSS market segment:
    Location Based Services (LBS)
  • A number of key steps, including certification, are required to start using EGNOS-based landing procedures in aviation, the so-called LPV approaches. Two experts speak about these and other issues in the drive to put EGNOS to work for aviation.

    Pierluigi Parente directs AgustaWestland...

    GNSS market segment:
    Aviation
  • The EU-funded GIANT project successfully tested EGNOS for landing aircraft in preparation for certification for use of the Safety-of-Life Service for civil aviation.

    Lateral precision with vertical guidance (LPV) landing tests with were conducted in October 2006 in Valencia, Spain using an Air Nostrum...

    GNSS market segment:
    Aviation