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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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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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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