The SAFIR (Satellite navigation services for African Region) project has opened the EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office (JPO). EGNOS is the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.
The EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office (JPO) is created as a Pan-African “implementing instrument” to coordinate GNSS/EGNOS introduction in Sub-Saharan Africa for all types of applications with a particular attention given to aviation as main driver. JPO has been created within the EU-Africa Common Strategy through ACP/EC framework Programme ‘’Support to the Air Transport and Satellite services applications in Africa’’ as an outcome of the SAFIR Project.
The website AirTrafficManagement.net reported: "The ceremony took place in Dakar on March 3 in the presence of Matthias Petschke, director of the EU satellite navigation programmes,…more