PildoLabs teams with ANI for the organization of IFP conference in Barcelona

On the basis of a fruitful cooperation established between PildoLabs and the Air Navigation Institute (ANI), this year the IFP Conference will be organized at Barcelona from the 22nd to 24th of May.    The event, organized on a yearly basis, is specifically dedicated to the Flight Procedure Design community. It is expected the attendance by many professionals […]

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GRICAS final in-flight tests: When Europe and Africa work together to improve commercial aviation safety

On February 20th, GRICAS consortium, ASECNA director and CNES president tested the automatic in-flight activation of the GRICAS distress beacon, a demonstrator of the Cospas-Sarsat ELT(DT) After an intense and successful in-flight test campaign performed during 2017 (with 4 field trials in April, July, November and December), GRICAS project team completed the test activities with […]

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GAINS: General Aviation Improved Navigation and Surveillance

On 1st January 2018 Pildo Labs began participating in GAINS – General Aviation Improved Navigation and Surveillance – a two-year joint partnership project co-funded by SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. General aviation is an important economic enabler in Europe and feeder to the airline industry. GAINS […]

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GRIMASSE: the future of SAR operations for General Aviation starts now!

Last 31st of January 2018, Barcelona hosted the first GRIMASSE workshop GRIMASSE, follow-up of GRICAS, is a project funded by the European GNSS Agency, aiming at identifying the Search-and-Rescue needs for General aviation users (including helicopters), and developing operational concepts answering to these needs. GRIMASSE proposes to experiment and validate a whole set of innovative […]

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Flying the first PinS RNP-AR 0.15 approach with PLATERO Lite in Switzerland

Last October 2017, PildoLabs performed a flight campaign in the Alps with Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. Four PinS RNP-AR 0.15 approaches to Interlaken hospital were flown with Rega’s AgustaWestland Da Vinci (AW109SP) to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of this kind of procedures. Furthermore, Rega pilots tested the loss of the SBAS/GPS signals and were able […]

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PildoLabs, key factor in the successful last FLAG meeting

On 30 November and 1 December, the third meeting of FLAG, a group of experts from the helicopter sector, took place at the Barcelona Advanced Industry Park. The event, coordinated by Pildo, brings together the most advanced European operators, as well as regulatory bodies, service providers, helicopter manufacturers, avionics manufacturers and European institutions such as […]

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PildoLabs takes part in a new Safety Workshop in Trento

On November 7th and 8th, a second Safety Workshop took place in Trento (Italy), at Nucleo Elicotteri and G. Caproni Airport, where in-flight validations of PinS procedures and low altitude helicopter routes were carried out a few weeks ago. Within the FLAG framework, participants identified the need to develop Safety Guidance Material to support the […]

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PildoLabs runs PBN operational approval workshop

On 10th October, PildoLabs organised a workshop on operational approval of PBN (Performance-Based Navigation). The workshop took place in Rozas, Galicia, where many important aeronautical projects are being carried out. The meeting was attended by representatives from Babcock Spain, Portugal and France.  Being able to perform PBN procedures would bring great benefits to the operators, […]

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Final International Conference on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS/EGNOS) Applications in Africa

Last 17th and 18th of May 2017 the final International Conference on EGNSS Applications took place in Lomé, Togo under the MAGNIFIC Project, led by Pildo Labs and Thales Alenia Space. The 2nd International Conference on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS/EGNOS) Technologies and Applications for the Development of Africa, chaired by MAGNIFIC Consortium, held in […]

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First Helicopter LPV approach with RNP 0.3 transitions approved in Norway

On January 2017, the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway has approved new Helicopter Instrument approach and departure procedures for serving Trondheim Hospital. The procedures have been designed and validated by PildoLabs (recently UK approved procedure design organisation) and Norsk Luftambulanse. They are based on GPS and EGNOS and allow a safer operation in low visibility […]

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