The agreement was signed in April 2020 and establishes the operational and legal framework for the use of the EGNOS Safety-of-Life service as a navigational aid between the EGNOS service provider – ESSP – and the airport/navigation service, which is ready to use this service. The labour agreement sets out the general conditions for the execution of tasks related to the design of new versions of EGNOS. It describes the elements of contracting, technical management and program management between LA GSA and ESA. As part of the agreement, ESA will be responsible for the development and acquisition of future developments in EGNOS, such as the upcoming publication of V2.4.2 and a new generation of the EGNOS (V3) system. ESA will report regularly to the ESA on the progress it has made during the current contract until March 2021, with a full review planned for early 2017. The contract was signed by Tanel Rautits on April 27, 2018. CEO of EANS. and Thierry Racaud, CEO of ESSP. The implementation of an EGNOS employment contract provides operational and legal bases and formalizes working procedures and requires interfaces between the ESSP and the airport or any other navigation unit ready to use the EGNOS Safety of Life service as a navigation aid. The agreement is the necessary step before the publication of the APV-1 SBAS approaches. Also last September, a new EGNOS working agreement was sealed between Racaud and Ion Aurel Stanciu, Director General of Romanian ANSP, ROMATSA. Like the Slovak Republic, this agreement paves the way for the publication of EGNOS-based approach procedures in Romania. The agreement is part of the EU`s space programme`s efforts to preserve the highest aviation safety and precision systems through the satellite navigation protocol.
The agreement is in line with the governance system established by EU Regulation 1285/2013 and by the EGNOS missions entrusted to the GSA by the European Commission. The signing of the AME agreement takes an important step in international cooperation in the use of EGNOS precision signals and services in Denmark for a cost-effective navigation solution for Sindal airport customers who use precision air navigation in Denmark. Following the signing of a working agreement for EGNOS in July, GSA and ESA met last week to coordinate a roadmap for the future of the system. The labour agreement created a solid basis for the development of the navigation system and the Toulouse meeting allowed both sides to set concrete objectives for organisation, procurement processes, standardization and planning. This agreement strengthens the use of EGNOS in the Baltic Sea and neighbouring countries, where 17 other agreements have already been signed: 1 in Norway, 7 in Sweden and 4 in Denmark, 2 in Estonia, 2 in Poland and 1 in Finland, but this is only the beginning, as other airports and air navigation service providers (ANSPS) are also working on the rapid implementation of the EGNOS Working Agreement (EWA) for the rapid implementation of GNSS approach procedures.