ENAIRE increases its ability to monitor satellite signals to serve Spanish air navigation and airports
ENAIRE, Spain’s air navigation service provider, continues to increase its ability to monitor satellite signals to serve Spanish air navigation and airports.
Satellite navigation systems, also known as GNSS systems, are increasingly used in air navigation as the main sensor in PBN, or performance-based navigation.
GNSS systems provide precision positioning in their service area. Both global positioning (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS) and augmentation (ABAS, SBAS and GBAS) systems are regarded as GNSS systems. Positioning systems provide the radio signals needed to unequivocally identify the time, position (latitude, longitude, altitude) and speed of the receiver.
Currently, the use of signals from a global constellation (GPS) and from the three types of augmentation (ABAS, SBAS through the European EGNOS system, and a GBAS operating system operated by ENAIRE at the Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport) is authorized in Spain for civil aviation.