European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP)

Description of Legal Entity
The European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) is a dynamic company specialized in the operations and service provision of safety-critical navigation satellite systems.
Its ESSP’s shareholders are 7 key European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs): ENAIRE, DFS, DSNA, ENAV, NATS, NAV Portugal and Skyguide.
On 2010, the French National Supervisory Authority (NSA) granted to the ESSP a pan-European Certification of Air Navigation Service Provider, according to the Single European Sky Regulation 2096/2005. This Certification delivered by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) allows ESSP to provide Navigation Services to all European airspace users.
Our core activity is the operation and service provision of EGNOS (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System) Safety of Life (SoL) Service compliant with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) SBAS standards, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System. The EGNOS Service Provision contract is funded by the European Union and managed through the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Agency (GSA), with a clear mandate to help foster the use of satellite navigation within Europe and particularly in the domain of aviation.
ESSP, as EGNOS operator and services provider, is a GNSS key player in aviation in Europe. It has well-balanced sources of expertise and knowledge in GNSS, SBAS system operations, engineering and management, GNSS performance assessment, navigation services provision, safety issues, and management of diverse GNSS implementation projects in different sectors, among them maritime.
In parallel, ESSP accrues wide know-how and background in certification and standardization activities as well as in GNSS stakeholders’ and users’ management and interfacing and GNSS services adoption in the different user domains (mainly aviation).

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