Aviation in action

Message from Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency

20 December 2017
2017 was a year marked with milestones. Following the Declaration of Initial Services last December, on July 1 the GSA officially took responsibility for the Galileo operations and service provision. In June, we formally received the keys to the new Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) in The Netherlands, a facility that plays a pivotal role, with independent monitoring of and reporting on Galileo’s performance. Furthermore, as of July 1, the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC) began delivering services 24/7, supporting the configuration of Initial Services.

Users now on the centre stage of Galileo’s future

08 December 2017
Less than one year on from the launch of Galileo Initial Services (IS) in December 2016, the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) near Madrid was the venue for the very first Galileo User Assembly jointly organised by the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA). During this highly successful gathering of the Galileo community, the European GNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP) was officially launched to provide an open forum for users to discuss their needs, share experiences and provide feedback on the performance of European GNSS (EGNSS).

Taking stock of Commercial Space Applications, between Transformation, Fusion and Competition

22 November 2017
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently sponsored the 23rd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference and the 35th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), two of the most influential technical conferences on satellite systems, which were held jointly in Trieste, Italy, on 16-19 October 2017.

H2020 EGNSS Call for Proposals coming next year

15 November 2017
Through the next Horizon 2020 (H2020) call for proposals, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is seeking Galileo and EGNOS-enabled applications to meet the evolving needs of various market segments.

EGNOS’ annual workshop captures state-of-play and state-of-the-art

31 October 2017
The EGNOS Annual Workshop is an opportunity to catch up on the latest state-of-play and state-of-the-art in Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS). Another year and again goals have been met, there are more and more users and EGNOS continues to forge forward in accuracy and reliability.

Be part of the EGNOS aviation services evolution

06 October 2017
How can SBAS Dual Frequency Multi-Constellation capability further contribute to aviation CNS/ATM services?

Broadcom announces world’s first dual frequency GNSS receiver for smartphones

21 September 2017
Broadcom Limited, a leading developer of digital and analogue semiconductor connectivity solutions, recently announced the launch of the world’s first mass-market, dual frequency GNSS receiver device for smartphones, the BCM47755.
As the effects of climate change continue to impact our day-to-day lives, European GNSS will play an increasing role in meteorology and weather forecasting.

The essential role of European GNSS in meteorology

13 September 2017
With hurricanes battering the US, Europe just coming out of another hot summer, and all signs pointing to climate change – weather dominates both our headlines and our policy-making. But did you know that European GNSS plays an important and growing role in meteorology?

Beyond Cat-I: EGNOS evolution for aviation safety

10 August 2017
The new service contract aims to identify user needs and safety requirements in aviation, and how SBAS augmentation of GPS and Galileo in dual frequency can enhance aviation CNS/ATM services.
EU-China cooperation on GNSS gains momentum

EU-China cooperation on GNSS gains momentum

07 August 2017
In this instalment of our GNSS in Asia series, we look at how the close cooperation between the GNSS.asia China team and China’s LBS association is resulting in big opportunities for EU companies.

South East Asia a hotspot for European GNSS

06 July 2017
As home to over 600 million inhabitants, many technically skilled experts in the area of satellite technology, and a fast-growing economy, South East Asia is a hotspot for global business – and GNSS is no exception. In fact, thanks to its unique geographic position, where it is able to receive all GNSS signals (and even some EGNOS signals), South East Asia is developing into a regional ‘GNSS Valley’.

GSA comes to the rescue!

04 July 2017
The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) presented two exciting Galileo ‘search and rescue’ (SAR) projects - GRICAS and HELIOS - at the Paris International Air Show in June.

Paris Air Show: ‘We are entering into a new era with new facilities to operate Galileo’

30 June 2017
Paris International Air Show, held in Le Bourget, is the largest air show in the world and the favoured exhibition site of the aviation industry’s top players. The biennial event attracts more than 2,000 exhibitors from around the world, nearly 300 official delegations and 150,000 trade visitors. Even in sweltering temperatures, Bourget was buzzing, with thousands queuing to see the latest aircraft and innovations.

GSA support to helicopter operators presented in the European Parliament

27 June 2017
GSA support aimed at fostering the adoption of EGNOS and Galileo in aviation was presented at a European Helicopter Association (EHA) info day on EU funding opportunities for the helicopter sector, in Brussels on June 6.

GSA Executive Director recognised at EBAA

14 June 2017
European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides is recognised, along with Member of the European Parliament Marian-Jean Marinescu, at the 2017 European Business Aviation Awards in Geneva.
 

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