Esbjerg signs up to EGNOS approaches

ESSP and Esbjerg airport have signed an EGNOS Working Agreement, paving the way for the operational use of EGNOS-based approach procedures in Esbjerg, Denmark.

The signature of an EGNOS Working Agreement, establishes the operational and legal framework to use the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service as a navigation aid between the EGNOS Service Provider – ESSP – and the airport or navigation entity willing to use this service.
Thierry Racaud, ESSP CEO said: “ Those EGNOS based approaches offer a higher degree of safety than the ones provided by the existing visual approach during low cloud base operation improving airports’ accessibility, especially in case of bad weather conditions.”
Anette Bendixen, Esbjerg airport said: “In order to prepare for better use of our airspace we are happy to have signed the EGNOS Working Agreement with ESSP. We hope, in the near future, to have the EGNOS-based approach procedures to replace our present CAT 1 ILS and believe the agreement is a giant step in that direction”