ECARO 2020

Project presentation to ENAC Personnel

Rome, May, 18th, 2020. With a remote conference call the project ECARO was presented to ENAC. After 9 months since the start of the project and in spite of difficulties and limitation due to the COVID-19 emergency management, ENAV together with Airgreen and DTA, has presented project objectives, status of activities, achieved and expected results to a delegation of ENAC personnel directly interested to project themes.

During the discussion, ECARO partners highlighted the strategic relevance for Italy of the development of new low level routes for helicopters, Tirrenica, Appenninica and Adriatica, enabled by European satellite system EGNOS. The needs were collected by ENAV through a survey during a national event participated by many operators of helicopter rescue service and by end users of such a service.

In addition to that, ECARO project will realize experimentation and demonstration activities of airport approach procedures based on EGNSS (EGNOS and GALILEO) also for remotely piloted aircraft. These experimental and demonstrative activities are framed in the programme Grottaglie Airport Test Bed launched by DTA.

As conclusion of the meeting, it was decided to launch technical workgroups to share and discuss results about routes for helicopters and trials with remotely piloted aircraft system. Through the workgroups project results will be finalized and demonstration and validation will be accurately planned and operated.

ECARO project is co-funded by GSA through the call EGNOS adoption in Aviation.