The European GNSS Agency (GSA) was once again at the AERO International General Aviation Fair at Friedrichshafen, Germany emphasising the advantages that European GNSS can bring to all general aviation users and, effectively, changing the way they fly.
This 27th edition of the international aviation exhibition saw a record number of visitors with over 32 000 attendees from around the world. The GSA was present with a stand in the main exhibition hall and contributed a number of presentations to capacity audiences.
The European Union and China have today signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement to strengthen their aviation cooperation.
Today the European Commission published evaluations on two key pieces of aviation safety legislation. The evaluation of the Air Safety List Regulation confirms that the Air Safety List serves to protect air passengers within and outside the European Union and is a strong incentive for third countries to improve their aviation safety standards. The evaluation of the Regulation on the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation finds that since the entry into force of EU rules the quality of safety investigations has improved across Europe.
The conference will bring together senior aviation professionals from regulators, manufacturers, airlines and associations from all world regions, to discuss global aviation safety issues from the perspective of both the regulators and industry.
This year, under the theme “Regulators Innovating in the 21st Century”, the conference will take a closer look at concrete ways for industry and regulators to address fast-paced innovation and emerging risks.
The Robustness and Assurance of Aerospace and Aeronautics navigation system has been one of the top priorities since the early days of navigation and positioning systems. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) has been a revolution for its global availability of position and time, as well as for its accuracy and integrity performances. It is estimated that approximately 7% of the European GDP depends on satellite navigation applications, including aviation, maritime, rail, road, energy, telecommunications and financial services. On the other side, robustness and assurance in navigation is an open issue that has yet to be solved within the GNSS domain. Cyberattack and cyberwarfare protection systems have been developed for both receivers and applications, integrating sophisticated algorithms or advanced antennas, and finally coupling with alternative navigation systems. The well known GNSS limitations have raised developments for context awareness detection systems, capable to alert and geolocate sources of interference and attacks. To date, Robust Positioning and Time (RPNT) is still one of the hardest challenges for GNSS.