Story title TTE Council - October 2013
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The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council takes place on 9 and 10 October 2013, in Luxembourg, under the presidency of Rimantas Sinkevičius, Minister for Transport and Communications of Lithuania.

Video title EGNOS
Video description

The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe’s first venture into Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

Reference 100242 Video infos Mpg4 / PAL - 16:9 Duration 00:05:01 Type Stockshots (Archives footage)
Shooting date 21-09-2009 Country Spain Town Madrid    
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The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe’s first venture into satellite navigation. It augments the two military satellite navigation systems now operating, the US GPS and Russian GLONASS systems. It makes them suitable for safety critical applications, such as flying aircraft, or navigating ships, through narrow channels. Consisting of three geostationary satellites and a network of ground stations, EGNOS achieves its aim by transmitting a signal containing information on the reliability, and accuracy of the positioning signals sent out by the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS). It allows users in Europe and beyond, to determine their position to within 2 metres, compared with about 20 metres for GPS and GLONASS alone. EGNOS is a joint project of the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (EC) and Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation. It is Europe’s first activity in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and is a precursor to GALILEO, the full global satellite navigation system, under development in Europe. USE OF EGNOS IN AVIATION The added value of EGNOS for civil aviation, is that it corrects GPS errors not just for horizontal, but also for vertical guidance, making it extremely useful for aviation. Furthermore, for an aircraft landing with the support of EGNOS, the information is displayed in the same way as conventional ILS (Instrument Landing System) for more convenience.

Duration : 00:05:00


Taking off of an aircraft : observation from a control tower

Keywords : egnos Duration : 00:00:08


Aircraft in the air

Duration : 00:00:01


Pilot and co-pilot checking the parameters in the cockpit (6 shots)

Duration : 00:00:24


Screen showing the lateral and vertical guidance provided by EGNOS EGNOS provides guidance for landing even at airports which are not equiped with ILS.

Duration : 00:00:08


Engineer using EGNOS system on a laptop

Duration : 00:00:03


Aerial shots (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:06


3D virtual representation of the use of EGNOS in aviation, showing the transmission of the signals from the satellites to an aircraft

Duration : 00:00:12


3D virtual representation of the signal transmission (2 shots) This 3D virtual representation shows the transmission of signals from satellites, to the 40 reference stations installed in more than 20 countries. These stations relay the signals from the satellites to the ground infrastructure

Duration : 00:00:20


Virtual representation of an aircraft guided by EGNOS throughout its landing approach. EGNOS allows the approach to start at a lower altitude compared with conventional means

Duration : 00:00:08


Control tower and landing of an aircraft (3 shots)

Duration : 00:00:12


Virtual aircraft landing with the support of EGNOS, with information displayed in the same way as conventional ILS, for more convenience

Duration : 00:00:05


Real landing using EGNOS

Duration : 00:00:03


3D representation of satellites

Duration : 00:00:11


Airport sign and control tower

Duration : 00:00:06


Aircraft in a hangar

Duration : 00:00:08


Engineer controling the aircraft

Duration : 00:00:04


Experimental chart of EGNOS on test followed by the test (7 shots)

Duration : 00:00:46


Installation of a GNSS receiver using EGNOS in a cockpit (6 shots)

Duration : 00:00:38


Take-off of an aircraft

Duration : 00:00:14


Virtual demontration of a curved landing approach using EGNOS, and of guidance for landing with low visibility and without ILS ground equipment (5 shots)

Duration : 23:56:03