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Both EGNOS and Galileo are evolving to meet modern aviation needs.

GSA presents EGNSS opportunities in aviation, hosts EGNOS awards

21 March 2019
The opportunities and demand for EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) in the domain of aviation continue to grow, and their applications to meet new users needs were the subject of a workshop organised at the 2019 World ATM congress
ESCAPE has designed and prototyped the ESCAPE GNSS Engine (EGE), a unique positioning module intended to enable autonomous or semi-autonomous driving functions.

ESCAPE project launches positioning module for autonomous driving

21 March 2019
Automated vehicles are on the way, and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) sees satellite navigation as a core technology that will help to ensure their safe operation. At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the GSA shared its space with the 'ESCAPE' project, an EU-funded initiative that has developed a unique positioning module for autonomous or semi-autonomous driving.

GSA highlights added value of EGNSS for drones at WATM 2019

20 March 2019
The added value of EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) for drones was the focus of a special session organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) at this year’s World ATM Congress in Madrid on 12 March, at which representatives from several projects spoke about how they are benefitting from the European space programme.
GEO++ presented its high-accuracy positioning application for Android smartphones at the GSA stand at MWC Barcelona.

GEO++ in Barcelona – High-accuracy positioning for smartphones

19 March 2019
GEO++, a German-based company, with support from the European GNSS Agency (GSA), presented a new high-accuracy positioning application for Android smartphones at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Galileo-supported E112 will result in faster response times and more lives saved.

New Regulation mandates Galileo capability for all smartphones sold in the EU

14 March 2019
A recently published Commission Delegated Regulation sets out measures to introduce Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capability, particularly Galileo capability, in advanced computing capability mobile telephones (or ‘’smartphones’’) placed on the European Union market from 17 March 2022, so that they can support the transfer of caller location information from GNSS (at least Galileo) in the event of 112 emergency calls (E112).
The GSA-SESAR Deployment Manager MoU will support the implementation of Galileo and EGNOS applications in aviation.

GSA, SESAR Deployment Manager sign MoU on EGNSS support for Air Traffic Management

13 March 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the World ATM Congress in Madrid on 13 March on future cooperation to modernise EU Air Traffic Management by leveraging Galileo and EGNOS.
U.S. manufacturers are eager to take advantage of the added accuracy that Galileo offers.

GNSS chip manufacturers gear up for Galileo roll-out in U.S.

12 March 2019
Following a waiver by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of its rules in November last year, in which it allowed devices in the United States to access signals transmitted by the Galileo Global Navigation System, leading U.S. manufacturers are preparing to roll-out Galileo on U.S. territory.
Women in tech share their experience with the GSA on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2019.

International Women’s Day: learning from successful women in tech

08 March 2019
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to share success stories from successful women and become inspired by what they have achieved in their respective workplaces. As such, GSA has gathered testimonials from successful professionals working with European Satellite Navigation technologies to inspire others both in the field and beyond.
The Ooredoo 5G pilot-less flying taxi at MWC Barcelona

The GSA and Galileo at MWC Barcelona

07 March 2019
Whether smartphones, drones, robots or autonomous vehicles, many of the innovations making headlines at this year's MWC in Barcelona absolutely depend on GNSS. Advanced positioning services like those being delivered by Galileo are helping to transform the latest technologies into functional mass market solutions.

World’s first Galileo-enabled PLB launched

27 February 2019
H2020 HELIOS and its coordinator Orolia, a global leader in emergency readiness and response, have announced the launch in Europe and the United States of an upgrade to its McMurdo FastFind 220 and Kannad SafeLink Solo personal location beacons (PLB) to include the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
The workshop will address the current status of EGNSS implementation in aviation, along with priorities for the future and R&D funding opportunities.

EGNOS and Galileo for aviation at World ATM Congress

19 February 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is organising a workshop on EGNOS and Galileo services for aviation on March 13 as part of the World ATM Congress in Madrid. At the session, a number of speakers will discuss the current status of EGNOS and Galileo implementation in the sector, potential new services and will gather priorities for research and development funding from the sector.
The 4th Horizon 2020 EGNSS Call aims to leverage EGNSS innovation in support of economic growth, digitisation and environmental sustainability.

The March 5 deadline approaching for 4th Horizon 2020 EGNSS Call

13 February 2019
If you have an idea for an EGNSS solution addressing one or more of these challenges, be sure to submit your proposal before March 5, deadline for submissions in the 4th Horizon 2020 EGNSS Call. The call was opened last October with four topics aiming to tap into EGNSS-based innovation in support of economic growth, digitisation and environmental sustainability.
The commissioning of the four latest Galileo satellites will result in better services to end users

Latest batch of Galileo satellites enters service

12 February 2019
The latest batch of four Galileo satellites - GSAT0219, GSAT0220, GSAT0221, and GSAT0222 - has been commissioned for operational use.
Satellite navigation is underpinning a revolution in mobility.

Satellite positioning is changing how we move

05 February 2019
Mobility is changing. The way people and goods move on our roads is going through its biggest transformation in decades, driven by technology, connectivity and satellite positioning. A new video from the GSA - European GNSS for Smart Mobility - explores how Europe’s flagship satellite navigation programmes EGNOS and Galileo are at the heart of this transformation, making positioning more accurate, available and reliable.
The operational interface system will allow operators to work more efficiently from a single workplace

GSA opens new GSMC invitation to tenders

04 February 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has just opened an invitation to tenders targeting the development of an “Operational Interface System for the GSMC”.