Trondheim Hospital

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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First EGNOS-based approaches implemented in Hungary

Last 15th September, the first EGNOS-based approaches implemented in Hungary became effective at Budapest Airport thanks to the work performed by Pildo Labs, HungaroControl and JetStream in the framework of BUDAPEST 2.0 Project. The new PBN approach includes also a GPS non-precision approach (LNAV) and an approach with barometric vertical guidance (LNAV/VNAV), whilst the LPV […]

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GRICAS Operational Concept Workshop

  The second workshop of the GRICAS Project (Galileo Search and Rescue Return Link Improvement for a better Civil Aviation Safety) took place last 12th and 13th of July at PildoLabs premises. GRICAS is a European Commission Horizon 2020 Project that aims at designing a future end-to-end Demonstration and performance evaluation of in-flight activation of Search and […]

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Safety and Business Case Workshop in Mostar

Last month, PildoLabs and the Air Navigation Service provider of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH ANSA) organised a workshop in Mostar under the CabilAvi Project (Capacity Building in Aviation). The Workshop aimed to present the current status of the designs in the region (Mostar, Tivat and Nis airports) in combination with the main aspects related […]

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5Lives Advisory Group (FLAG) first meeting

Supporting the harmonization of Rotorcraft EGNSS IFR Operations in Europe Last June 16th, PildoLabs and UK Branch PildoLabs Wessex led the first meeting of the 5Lives Advisory Group (FLAG) in Barcelona, Spain. The FLAG Group aims to harmonize the implementation of Rotorcraft EGNSS IRF Operations at European level by providing support to 5Lives Project and […]

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ENJAMBRE Project

Exploiting EGNOS capacities to improve Emergency Critical Missions   ENJAMBRE is focused in three priorities of the National Security Strategy: management of migratory flows, protection in emergency situations and disasters, and maritime security, in which the private sector can support the public sector by providing innovative services that foster the cooperation between both sectors. The […]

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PildoLabs at the European Space Solutions 2016

Bringing space to Earth is the key message of the European Space Solutions Conference, an event that brings together business and the public sector with users and developers of space-based solutions. This year, PildoLabs will be part of the conference, where three of its most strategic Projects, 5Lives, Magnific and Gricas, will be presented. The […]

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Successful approaches in Madagascar with SBAS System Test-Bed

On March 2016, PildoLabs, in collaboration with ASECNA and Thales Alenia Space (TAS), and in cooperation with Amborovy Airport and the SkyServices operator, led the first SBAS flight campaign in Madagascar. Several approaches were performed down to LPV minima to Amborovy airport Runway 32. A Partenavia P68 from SkyServices was equipped with PildoLabs flight validation […]

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First SBAS approaches for Helicopter and Aeroplane operators in South Africa

On March 2016, PildoLabs, in cooperation with Lanseria International Airport and the local aeroplane and helicopter operators (MCC Aviation and HALO aviation), led the first SBAS flight campaign in South Africa with ARTEMIS signal Several instrument flight procedures based on SBAS were successfully flown in the Johannesburg area during the second week of March. The […]

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Successful LP flight trials at Tivat airport

Last 11th November the Montenegro Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) demonstrated the technical feasibility for implementing a Localizer Performance (LP) approach to Tivat airport. Flight trials were performed using a Bombardier Learjet 45. Tivat airport is located next to the sea but surrounded by high hills which discourage the implementation of straight-in approach procedures. Furthermore night […]

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