France: European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP SAS) received a certificate of Air Navigation Service Provider according to the Single European Sky Regulation 2096/2005. This is an important milestone towards making the EGNOS Safety of Life (SoL) services available to the aviation community.
The certification was delivered by the French National Supervisory Authority (NSA – Direction de la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile) in cooperation with the national supervisory authorities of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
ESSP SAS, founded by seven air navigation services providers and based in Toulouse, France, is the service Provider for EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service. European Commission (EC) owns and manages the EGNOS system. ESA is the design and procurement agent through a delegation agreement with the EC.