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Work Package 3: Aviation

WP3 is devoted to preparing the Ukraine aviation market as the entry point of the extension of EGNOS specifically addressing PBN and LPV procedures, GNSS signal monitoring and providing a business and economic assessment.

In November 2013, the EC and the Ukraine reached an agreement for a Common Aviation Area:
“Air transport for passengers as well as for cargo between Ukraine and the EU has been growing steadily in recent years. The agreement aims to gradually open the respective aviation markets and integrate Ukraine into a wider European common aviation area.”

The Work Package will consist of 4 tasks:
1. EGNOS and PBN (GNSS) implementation and procedure writing workshop - to support Ukraine towards the implementation of EGNSS enabled operations in the civil aviation sector, in particular enhanced by EGNOS. Pildo has a wide expertise on the operational implementation of EGNOS operations, being involved in similar activities from the beginning; for example, Pildo led the Eurocontrol TEN-T Mielec project. The workshop will be built based on practical examples acquired from those implementation projects and will provide Ukrainian stakeholders with the key elements towards PBN implementation. Speakers will include experts from Pildo, UkSATSE, and NAU
2. Generic material adaptation and framework conditions - after the PBN workshop, Pildo Labs together with NAU will adapt the generic guidance material developed by ICAO, aligned with Eurocontrol generic material, in support of APV procedures implementation in Ukraine. NAU will also submit the pioneer procedure created to the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine for the agreement and endorsement. NAU students will perform a study to identify operators who could benefit from EGNOS procedures and at which airports.
3. EGNSS signal monitoring - a test installation with a duration of 2 months of an interference and signal monitoring system shall be conducted by TCA at an Ukrainian airport; previously developed interference monitoring modules will be reviewed and updated accordingly. The data gathered during this test installation will then be analysed and presented to the SAAU. Finally a plan for a national implementation of an interference monitoring system will be developed. NAU will analyse the factors influencing the efficiency of RIMS functioning, including industrial and other jamming sources, and multi path propagation. Moreover, NAU will perform the research on the defining of optimal placement of RIMS in the territory of Ukraine.
4. Business & economic assessment - VVA will analyse the market status and its expected evolution and key trends for aviation in Ukraine, both in terms of infrastructure and its usage and in terms of EGNSS-based services penetration. The ideal business model of the service will be defined and then compared to the preliminary business model based on the outcomes of the previous activities. Based on the possible available results from FP7 EEGS2 project, NAU will perform additional research and make the final pioneer airport selection with the SAAU. NAU and Advies de With will discuss the methodology in detail, so that subsequent studies can be done in Ukraine.

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