Airborne measurement system during validation of EGNOS/GNSS essential parameters in landing

Andrzej Fellner, Henryk Jafernik


The air transport requires certificate of ground and deck devices, systems and adequate procedures. However applied geodetic techniques and measuring technologies depend on taken undertakings.  If one should precisely put standard ground systems and the navigational assistance are overbalancing static geodetic techniques and measuring technologies. However operational activity, depending on the phase of the flight a real requires applying geodetic techniques and measuring „technologies time”.  As part of conducted air tests they made the validation of four fundamental parameters (accuracy, credibility, availability, continuity) of satellite EGNOS, GNSS signals, made as part of European projects: “Support to the EGNOS APV Operational Implementation – APV MIELEC”, air tests enabled to draw right procedures up and to apply satellite signals in the air transport.  Details will be presented in the following article.


Flight Validation; RNAV; EGNOS/GNSS; LPV

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EASA - AMC 20-26 : Airworthiness Approval and Operational Criteria for RNP AR Operations;

EASA - AMC 20-27: Airworthiness Approval and Operational Criteria for RNP APPROACH (RNP APCH) Operations Including APV BARO VNAV Operations;

EASA - Helicopters Deploy GNSS in Europe (HEDGE) project documentation,

EGNOS Introduction in European Eastern Region MIELEC project documentation,

FAA - AC 20-129: Airworthiness Approval for Vertical Navigation (VNAV) Systems for Use in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) and Alaska;

FAA - AC 20-105: Approval Guidance for RNP Operations and Barometric Vertical Navigation in the U.S. National Airspace System;

FAA: TSO C145A: Airborne Navigation Sensors Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) Augmented by the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS);

FAA - TSO C146A: Stand-Alone Airborne Navigation Equipment Using the Global Positioning System Augmented by the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS);

ICAO Annex 10,

ICAO Doc 8168 – PANS-OPS,

ICAO Doc 9613 – PBN Manual,

ICAO Doc 9905 – RNP AR Procedure Design Manual



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