€6m In Grants For Adopting EGNOS

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) is offering €6m ($7.9) in grants to help the aviation sector to make the switch to EGNOS – the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service – the first pan-European satellite navigation system. The GSA is calling for applications from projects that will enable regional and business operators in particular to equip their aircraft with GPS/SBAS-enabled avionics and allow European air navigation service providers and aerodromes to implement EGNOS-based operations. Grants are available for up to 60 per cent of the costs of projects. GSA is looking for projects to develop, install and certify GPS/EGNOS enabled avionics and accelerate the adoption of EGNOS. Applications for grants must be made by October 31 and the two-year grants will be awarded in December.

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