SHERPA “Safety Case” Workshop in Istanbul

The third SHERPA Workshop took place last 13th November at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul (Turkey). DHMI (General Directorate of State Airports Authority) as Turkish Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP) and TAV (Tepe-Akfen-Ventures) as Airport Terminals Operator offered Ali Sürmen Meeting Hall of TAV premises as an excellent scenario to celebrate this event regarding “Safety Case” issues on EGNOS based operations, in particular LPV approach procedures.

A wide audience attended this meeting:  all SHERPA partners, external experts from DSNA and Aena and two invited ANSPs from Eastern European countries (Lithuania and Latvia).

The Workshop was intended to draw up the main concepts regarding safety aspects of LPV implementation: Eurocontrol SAM Methodology, lessons learnt from previous experiences in different States (France/Spain/Poland), SESAR WP 05.06.03 APV activities and EGNOS safety related aspects.

ESSP and PILDO Labs, as project coordinator and Workshop technical leader respectively, want to emphasize the high added value of the contents presented and in particular the ones provided by the safety experts of DSNA and Aena based on their expertise in this topic. The event’s goals were totally achieved as most participants expressed at the end.

Finally, it should also be mentioned the excellent coordination and support of DHMI and TAV in holding this Workshop, which eased the event's development.

About SHERPA

SHERPA is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme through the European GNSS Agency (GSA), that proposes, aligned with ICAO and Eurocontrol recommendations, an approach in support to the implementation of APV procedures, by undertaking pre-operational actions at local Stakeholders level in a coordinated manner, and to map the implementation of EGNOS into the States PBN strategy.

SHERPA Management Meeting #1

The first management meeting of the SHERPA project was held last 30th October at ESSP SAS premises in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid (SPAIN).

Work package leaders (ESSP and Pildo Labs) and GSA reviewed the past, current and coming activities of the project, as well as the status of all management aspects including deliverables, costs, communication actions or workshops planning.

Several actions to be completed in the following weeks by ESSP and Pildo were identified and agreed with GSA.

You can obtain more information by contacting SHERPA PoC's.

Safety Case workshop

The SHERPA consortium is pleased to announce that the third SHERPA project Workshop will take place in Istanbul (Turkey) on the 13th November 2012, from approximately 9h to 17h.

This second workshop will be held in TAV (Terminal operator) at Atatürk Airport premises in Istanbul.

The main goal of this Workshop is to provide guidance to all the attendees as part of the national Stakeholder teams regarding safety aspects of LPV implementation. The main topics to present will be:

  • Generic LPV safety material developed by Eurocontrol
  • Hazards identification, safety objectives and risk assessment
  • Lessons learnt from previous projects and specific findings of each implementation carried out until the date
  • EGNOS Safety Case;

In addition, this workshop will be the perfect opportunity for States to present to the rest of the SHERPA consortium the frist scenarios where they plan to implement RNP APCH operations.

About SHERPA

SHERPA is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme through the European GNSS Agency (GSA), that proposes, aligned with ICAO and Eurocontrol recommendations, an approach in support to the implementation of APV procedures, by undertaking pre-operational actions at local Stakeholders level in a coordinated manner, and to map the implementation of EGNOS into the States PBN strategy.

 

Second SHERPA Project Workshop held at EANS Headquarters

Second SHERPA Workshop regarding “APV Procedures Design” was successfully held in Tallinn (Estonia) last Thursday, 13th September 2012 at EANS (Estonian Air Navigation Services) headquarters. The European GNSS Agency (GSA), the whole SHERPA consortium and representatives of two external ANSPs (Latvia and Austria) attended the event.

 

The goals of the Workshop were to provide initial guidance to the attendees from National Implementation Teams in APV Procedure Design in the following areas:

  • APV/LPV concept.
  • ICAO PANS-OPS LPV affected chapters; (design criteria, database coding issues, obstacle evaluation and protection areas, data accuracy, charting, Channel Number assignation ...).
  • Lessons learnt from previous projects, regarding limitations on database coding (i.e. discrepancies between PANS-OPS and ARINC 424 database standard).
  • Specific issues to be addressed regarding data quality assurance.
  • Overview of LPV procedure testing methodology.

 

Thanks to the good level of technical contents presented, high and valuable degree of participation during the meeting and EANS’s hospitality (as the hosting company), these goals were fully achieved. The Workshop fits perfectly in the project timeline and its outcomes can be used as a guidance to go through the coming technical work packages activities.

 

Progress Meeting #1 held between GSA, ESSP and Pildo Labs

The first Progress Meeting of the SHERPA project was held last 16th July between the GSA (European GNSS Agency), the ESSP and Pildo Labs. This meeting was intended to track progress level of activities within SHERPA in Q1, and to identify possible risks and actions.

WP0000, WP1000 and WP3000 had already started their activities as planned in the accepted schedule of project. WP4000 started shortly after the meeting presenting a change in the planning due to anticipation of WP4300 activities to finish on Mid Term Review. The remaining work package (WP2000) is following current schedule and will be starting after summer time and in line with Procedure Design Workshop (to be held in Tallinn by mid September).

APV Procedures Design Workshop

Following the successful workshop held at Sofia last 22nd May, the SHERPA consortium is pleased to announce that the second SHERPA project Workshop will take place in Tallinn (Estonia) on the 13th September 2012, from approximately 9h to 17h.

This second workshop will be held at the Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS) premises located close to Tallinn airport.

The main objective is to provide initial guidance to all the attendees as part of the national Stakeholder teams involved in APV implementation activities in the following areas:

  • APV/LPV concept;
  • ICAO PANS-OPS LPV affected chapters: design criteria, database coding issues, obstacle evaluation and protection areas, data accuracy, charting, Channel Number assignation...;
  • Lessons learnt from previous projects, regarding limitations on database coding (i.e. discrepancies between PANS-OPS and ARINC 424 database standard);
  • Specific issues to be addressed regarding data quality assurance;
  • Overview of LPV procedure validation methodology;

This second workshop coincides with the start of SHERPA's WP2000, where participants will perform initial activities required to publish LPV procedures at their selected scenario.

About SHERPA

SHERPA is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme through the European GNSS Agency (GSA), that proposes, aligned with ICAO and Eurocontrol recommendations, an approach in support to the implementation of APV procedures, by undertaking pre-operational actions at local Stakeholders level in a coordinated manner, and to map the implementation of EGNOS into the States PBN strategy.

First SHERPA Project Workshop held at BULATSA Headquarters

The first SHERPA Project Workshop took place at BULATSA Headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 22 May 2012. The Workshop was attended by representatives of the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP SAS), Pildo Consulting S.L. (Pildo Labs), BULATSA (Bulgaria), DHMI (Turkey), EANS (Estonia), HCAA (Greece), EUROCONTROL, Oro navigacija (Lithuania), and Bulgaria Air.

SHERPA is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme through the European GNSS Agency (GSA), that proposes, in line with ICAO and EUROCONTROL recommendations, an approach in support of the implementation of APV procedures (approach procedures with vertical guidance), by undertaking pre-operational actions at local Stakeholder level in a coordinated manner and by mapping the implementation of EGNOS into the States’ PBN strategy.

The goal of this Workshop was to provide initial guidance to the attendees from national Stakeholder teams involved in APV implementation activities in the following areas:

  • EGNOS system;
  • PBN concept of operations;
  • Synergies between EGNOS and the PBN strategy;
  • Next steps for the introduction of EGNOS in the PBN strategy of the states in the region;
  • Cost benefit analysis for the implementation of EGNOS APV procedures.

The Workshop rationale was to elicit the maximum participation of the attendees in a pro-active way in order to obtain useful and valuable feedback for the project.
 

 

Първата работна среща по проект SHERPA беше проведена в ЕЦ за УВД, София, на 22.05.2012 г. В нея участваха представители на Европейската агенция за спътникова навигация (GSA), Европейския доставчик на сателитни услуги (ESSP), Пилдо Кънсалтинг ООД (Лаборатории „Пилдо”), доставците на аеронавигационно обслужване на България - ДП РВД, Турция - DHMI, Естония - EANS, Гърция - HCAA, ЕВРОКОНТРОЛ, и като гости – организацията за аеронавигационно обслужване на Литва – „Оро навигация” и авиокомпания България Еър.

SHERPA е съвместен проект, финансиран от Седмата рамкова програма на Европейския съюз чрез GSA, който, в съответствие с препоръките на ИКАО и ЕВРОКОНТРОЛ, осигурява подкрепа за внедряването на APV процедури за подход с вертикално насочване чрез предприемане на координирани предоперативни мерки на местно равнище и включване на геостационарната система за навигационно покритие EGNOS в стратегиите на държавите за въвеждане на PBN – навигация, основана на възможностите на бордното оборудване на ВС.

Целта на тази първа работна среща по проекта бе предоставянето на насоки на участниците от екипите на държавите, участващи в дейностите по въвеждане на APV, в следните области:

  • Европейска геостационарна система за навигационно покритие EGNOS;
  • Оперативна концепция за PBN;
  • Съвместни действия за засилване на резултатите от EGNOS и стратегия PBN;
  • Следващи стъпки за включване на EGNOS в стратегиите на държавите от региона за въвеждане на PBN;
  • Анализ на разходите и ползите от въвеждането на процедури за подход с вертикално насочване с помощта на EGNOS.

Срещата бе организирана така, че да стимулира в максимална степен проактивното участие на присъстващите за осигуряване на полезна комуникация и обратна връзка за проекта.
 

 

EGNOS and PBN Implementation + Business Case Workshop

The SHERPA consortium is pleased to announce that the first SHERPA project Workshop will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria) on the 22nd May 2012, from approximately 9h to 17h. The Workshop will be held at the Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA) premises located at Sofia airport. The goal of this Workshop is to provide initial guidance to all the attendees as part of the national Stakeholder teams involved in APV implementation activities in the following areas:

  • EGNOS system
  • PBN concept of operations
  • Synergies between EGNOS and the PBN strategy
  • Next steps for the introduction of EGNOS in the region´s states PBN strategy
  • Cost benefit analysis upon implementation of EGNOS APV procedures
  • Required dissemination activities in order to ensure an impact of the event in the aviation user community

In addition, the workshop must be considered as a key milestone of the project, as each of the national Stakeholder teams shall be presented during the States' conferences.

About SHERPA

SHERPA is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme through the European GNSS Agency (GSA), that proposes, aligned with ICAO and Eurocontrol recommendations, an approach in support to the implementation of APV procedures, by undertaking pre-operational actions at local Stakeholders level in a coordinated manner, and to map the implementation of EGNOS into the States PBN strategy.

SHERPA Kick-Off meeting in Brussels

A first KO meeting between the SHERPA consortium and the GSA took place in Brussels last 27th March 2012.

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