PildoLabs Galaica supports LUA first public flight

Babcocks’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) LUA was successfully presented in flight demonstration. On January 15th, Babcock’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) LUA performed its first public demonstration flight in Rozas aerodrome, Lugo. The event, which was attended by several representatives from the regional government (Xunta de Galicia), consisted in a formal introduction to Babcock’s […]

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Successful deployment of a GNSS monitoring network for HungaroControl

On December 11, 2018, the GNSS service monitoring network deployed by PildoLabs and HungaroControl started operations. The network is composed of 11 monitoring stations, located at Hungarian airports where PBN EGNOS approaches are gradually being published by Hungarocontrol: Budapest, Nyíregyháza, Sármellék, Szeged, Győr-Pér, Ságvár, Békéscsaba, Debrecen, Pécs, Bugac and Sajóhídvég. Every station contains a PildoBox […]

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FLAG, more than 5 Lives

Upon the success and work performed as Advisory Group of 5-LIVES, a Research and Development project funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the FLAG working group chaired by PildoLabs is now consolidated as European focal point in terms of coordination and harmonization on the early implementation of satellite-based rotorcraft operations. Upon the success and […]

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PildoLabs leads the upgrade of ENAIRE’s GNSS monitoring and interference detection network

PildoLabs and ENAIRE have successfully performed the installation of three new Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) monitoring stations at Madrid – Barajas International Airport, Barcelona Area Control Center and Palma de Mallorca Airport, together with a Central Processing Unit installed at ENAIRE premises in Torrejon de Ardoz (Madrid). The 3 new GNSS stations are part […]

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REAL Scenario 1 final demonstrations performed with Sharper A6

In order to complete REAL project activities related to Scenario 1, it was conducted a four days mission in Sharper Shape premises, in Espoo (Finland). The objectives were:   Complete the EGNOS Navigation and Surveillance System (NSS) integration into Sharper A6 RPA; Perform test and validation flights to verify the proper communication between involved equipment; […]

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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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