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European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) in Africa Support Programme

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http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2013/04/The_Okavango_River © KARI/ESA

Supporting the development of Air Transportation in Africa through the modernization of air navigation systems.

Fast facts

Total Budget: 
€ 5 000 000
European Commission Contribution: 
€ 4 700 000
Annual Action Programme: 
Action Document: 

European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) in Africa aims at accompanying the development of Air Transportation in Africa through the modernisation of air navigation systems, and improving civil aviation safety and efficiency through better navigation system: deployment of satellite navigation systems, certification and exploitation.

This project is implemented through a grant agreement with the Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar (ASECNA) and a delegation agreement with the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA).

It is funded under the Annual Action Programme 2015 of the DCI Pan-African Programme.

The overall objective of the project is to improve flight safety in Africa. Its specific objective is to improve flight safety at lesser cost in Africa through the adoption of a long-term strategy based on the use of Satellite-Based Augmentation System Technology.

The main activities follow two areas of action:

  • Capacity building support to the Joint Programme Office (JPO): development of a roadmap for 2016-2020, strengthening JPO capacity to act as the coordination structure in Africa for EGNOS related issues, strengthening JPO capacity to finalise its prospects in terms of the institutional and legal framework.
  • Extending to Africa the ongoing studies for the development of a new version of EGNOS in Europe: the study will be under the responsibility of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and implemented through the European Space Agency, which will contract specialised aerospace industry in coherence with the studies for the coverage of Europe.