The European Commission is currently defining the roadmap for the long-term evolution of EGNOS, the European regional satellite-based augmentation system used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) for precision applications, including civil aviation.
The possibilities offered by the system are immense and its applications vast, which is why careful thought needs to be given to planning its possible future evolutions. When it comes to aviation, which future use of EGNOS services would allow significant gains in terms of performance, capacity and safety?
A recent study Egis undertook on behalf of the European Commission looked at answering this question. It took an initial look at the potential operational applications that future versions of EGNOS could support.
Egis consulted all stakeholders in the aviation sector in Europe, analysing and defining the reasons that would motivate EGNOS developments, determining the constraints and prerequisites and assessing the added value for end users.
This consultation process enabled us to identify a set of applications that would benefit from EGNOS services:
This study opens up a wide range of possibilities for further analysis and evaluation of these potential uses and services.
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