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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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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