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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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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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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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Succesful Helicopter RNP-AR simulations

The Swiss Helicopter Emergency and Medical Services (HEMS) operator REGA has successfully tested in the AW109SP Full Flight Simulator the most challenging Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures today existing for the aviation industry: RNP-AR. The procedure was tested in Switzerland last 9th of June. RNP-AR procedures have the particularity of containing a curved segment in the final approach […]

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Pildo Labs hosts PBN Workshop

Last 19th and 20th of May, Pildo Labs held a PBN (Performance based navigation) Workshop within the frame of the CaBilAvi Project, which aims to provide Capacity Building for the European countries currently benefiting from EGNOS coverage. The workshop counted with the participation of Representatives of the balkan countries from the Civil Aviation Authority of Montenegro, […]

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EGNOS present at the ICAO PBN workshop

During the first week of April the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) organised in Minsk a workshop dedicated to PBN implementation and procedure design provisions. The event was attended by representatives coming from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Italy, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova and Russian Federation. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Pildo Labs took part in […]

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Magnific project takes off in Africa

On 10 February 2015 the MAGNIFIC Project (Multiplying in Africa European Global Navigation Initiatives) has been launched. It is a project funded by the European GNSS Agency in the frame of H2020 Space programme. MAGNIFIC aims at promoting an African EGNOS and Galileo Early services, and supporting the awareness and capacity building in Africa to […]

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