Egnos Civil Aviation Roadmap
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that is used to improve the performance of the global positioning system (GPS).
Such infrastructure is an opportunity for ENAV, the Italian provider of navigation services, to implement new Local Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) flight procedures and new low level routs with performance based navigation (PBN) standards in the Italian airspace.
Main objectives of this technical proposal named ECARO (Egnos Civil Aviation ROadmap) is the development of flight and approach procedures based on EGNOS navigation signal and appropriate receiving devices and it will give a significant contribution towards EGNOS exploitation in Europe, in particular for rotorcraft operation and RPAS operations. The project has the main objectives of:
- Preparation and publication of RNP APCH procedures for Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance -RNP 0.3 LPV200 in four airports: Bari-Palese, Genova-Sestri, Torino-Caselle, Trieste.
- Preparation and publication of three Low Level Routes (tirrenica, Adriatica, appenninica) for rotorcraft operations.
- Preparation and publication of RNP APCH flight procedures for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) for the airport of Grottaglie and assessment of threats to EGNOS service coming from electromagnetic fields.