Airbus Defence and Space was selected to develop the EGNOS V3 system, the second generation of Europe’s Satellite Based Augmentation System for satellite navigation systems. EGNOS V3improves the performance of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS and Galileo,, it adds key security features for civil aviation and provides entire new services for maritime and land users.
Relying on three operation centres and more than 50 monitor stations in Europe and abroad, it monitors the signal of satellite navigation systems and generates so-called augmentation messages, broadcast to all users using transponders on geostationary satellites. Airbus has been awarded the prime contract for the EGNOS V3 Implementation Phase by ESA on behalf of the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) – now EUSPA. The Airbus Defence and Space team is directly responsible for the system and performance activities, the development of the Central Processing Facility with improved navigation algorithms, as well as the System Performance Simulation Platform. Airbus leads an industrial consortium of 20 European companies.
Our company is also the leading supplier of state-of-the-art navigation payloads supporting EGNOS and its U.S. counterpart WAAS.