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General aviation Rescue capacity IMprovement for the worldwide Adoption of a Safe Solution based on European GNSS

General aviation Rescue capacity IMprovement for the worldwide Adoption of a Safe Solution based on European GNSS

Objective

Based on the observations that:
- Most of the aeronautical accidents involve General Aviation (GA) aircrafts, particularly the ones with a significant survival rate.
- Most of the GA aircraft are not equipped with costly ELT but only not adapted PLB.
- GA accidents generate the majority of the workload of RCC and the operations where the response delay is the most critical to save lives.
Considering also that:
- ICAO and C/S are doing significant standardization efforts to improve the in-flight transmission capability and performance for commercial aviation.
- There is now a new requirement for each flight to carry on-board an installed ELT or a PLB.
- The ICAO projects to evaluate the feasibility of an ADT adapted to other aircrafts than commercial ones (see GADSS ADT007 – Assess extending applicability to other aircraft operations).
GA SAR issue appears to be critical. GRIMASSE proposes to develop operational concepts based on anchoring the Galileo SAR service in the SWIM information sharing concept implemented all around the world and in Europe in particular as SESAR. The main objectives of the projects are:
- To improve the SAR detection and response to GA aircrafts and helicopters distress.
- To optimize the responsiveness of RCCs.
- To adapt the MCCs and MEOLUT to the data distribution of ELT-DT SAR alerts.
The project intends to develop 3 products:
- SWIM applications to optimize the exchange of SAR information by RCCs and MCCs.
- MCC ELT-DT implementing functions to distribute ELT-DT messages.
- A cost-effective ELT-DT for GA including the ADT functionalities, easy to plug into the aircraft and with minor or no alterations to the aircraft.
The project is structured in 4 phases:
· Collection of the needs (RCC, pilot, aero-club, MCC).
· Definition and development of the system.
· Experimentations and demonstrations phase.
· Dissemination.
GRIMASSE will promote Galileo as the main actor of worldwide aviation safety.

Coordinator

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

Address

Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 752 500

Participants (6)

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ELTA

France

EU Contribution

€ 475 788,25

PILDO CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 415 362,50

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 82 075

THE BRITISH LIGHT AVIATION CENTRE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

AERO CLUB BARCELONA SABADELL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 29 988

AGENCE POUR LA SECURITE DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE EN AFRIQUE ET A MADAGASCAR

Senegal

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776379

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.4.1.2.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 678 162,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 925 713,75

Coordinated by:

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France