Tunisia airport switching to EU-funded satellite navigation system

Tunisia airport switching to EU-funded satellite navigation system

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Tunisia: New satellite navigatio n systems are being introduced at Monastir airport in Tunisia with the assistance of the EU-funded MEDUSA project, implemented under the EuroMed Transport GNSS II project. According to the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument website, MEDUSA had validated GNSS-based Localiser Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach procedures designed by the project for Monastir airport, as part of the project's assistance actions for promoting the use of satellite navigation in the Euro-Mediterranean partner countries.

Only a few months after the availability of partial EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) coverage in North Africa, the validation flights campaign was carried out with the support of the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), the EGNOS Services Provider, which performed the EGNOS feasibility assessment. MEDUSA is also helping the Tunisian authorities in the future publication of the validated procedures and in the process for the operational adoption of GNSS in aviation. The results of these assistance actions will be presented during a public workshop to be organised by MEDUSA and hosted by GEMCO (Galileo EuroMed Cooperation Office) in Tunisia. The EuroMed Satellite Navigation (GNSS II) is part of the EuroMed Transport programme, and provides technical assistance and infrastructure to promote the introduction of GNSS services in the Mediterranean region.

Source: Ansamed