|Eurocontrol’s Director General Frank Brenner met with GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides in Prague. Photo: Eurocontrol
[Avionics Today 05-13-2015] Following the signature of a framework partnership agreement on April 8, on April 20 Eurocontrol’s Director General Frank Brenner visited the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) headquarters in Prague where, accompanied by his colleague, Adriaan Heerbaart, director of the Pan-European Single Sky, he met with GSA Executive Director, Carlo des Dorides. During this meeting they discussed key topics such as the aviation-specific environment and its requirements; the exploitation of EGNOS and Galileo; security for critical aviation systems; and future cooperation.
The teams discussed six work packages in depth, agreeing on priorities, timeframes and deliverables. These work packages cover aviation users’ needs to support the definition of mission level requirements for EGNOS; the operational introduction of European GNSS services (EGNOS and Galileo) for aviation; advice on Regulatory and Standardization aspects, including spectrum; support to European GNSS Development and Exploitation Activities; coordination of R&D for GNSS in aviation; and the inclusion of EGNOS and Galileo in future GNSS user terminals for aviation.
Both teams described the progress meeting as a success to begin articulating secure and safe implementation policies for European satellite-based navigation in the aviation sector.