Airport, ATM and Air Operations Consulting & Engineering

Company Egis Avia
Date 09.12.2010

The European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) was created in 2001 by representatives of Europe’s key Air Navigation Service Providers. Through a European Commission (EC) contract, the organisation is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the system and the provision of satellite navigation services with the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, EGNOS until end 2013.

As of 1st October 2009 EC has declared the EGNOS Open Service and its Signal in Space (SIS) available to all users except for civil aviation and Safety of Life (SoL) applications. Last July 12th, 2010 the French National Supervisory Authority (NSA) delivered the ESSP with the certification of Air Navigation Service Provider, according to the Single European Sky Regulation 2096/2005. This Certification is a prerequisite for ESSP to provide navigation services to airspace users. It should allow the EC to declare the SoL service operational in the course of 2011.

Egis has been selected to conduct quality & safety audits related to the implementation of ESSP Safety & Quality Management Systems (SMS/QMS).

The audit team is made of a quality expert and a safety expert from Egis Avia. The sites to be audited each year for a 3-year period are the following:

Ä   The mission control centres MCC Torrejon (AENA Spain), MCC Swanwick (NATS United Kingdom), MCC Langen (DFS Germany), MCC Ciampino (ENAV Italy);

Ä   Training Entity – Madrid (AENA)

Ä   Logistic Entity – Langen (DFS)

Ä   ESSP facilities (Toulouse and Madrid)

The audits baseline is composed of the documents of the ESSP Safety & Quality Management Systems (SMS/QMS). These systems are compliant with the requirements of EC regulations on:

Ä   the provision of air navigation services;

Ä   safety oversight in air traffic management;

Ä   interoperability of the European Air Traffic Management network

Ä   software safety assurance system to be implemented by air navigation service providers

ESSP Quality Management System is compliant with ISO9001:2008 requirements. The audit methodology is based on ISO19011:2002 recommendations.

Conducting ESSP audits will enable to control its compliance with the above mentioned legislation and the effective application of its SMS/QMS; two prerequisites in the perspective of a full EGNOS service implementation.

About Egis

Branch of the Caisse des Dépôts Group, Egis is an engineering and consulting group specialised in the transport infrastructures and systems, urban development, water and the environment. Egis is also involved in project development as well as road and airport operation.

With a workforce of 8,400 worldwide and a turnover of €563m in 2009, it is active in more than 100 countries and has some 50 entities in France. In 2010, the group should generate a turnover of €650m.

On January 1st 2011, IOSIS – leader company in building engineering and nuclear civil engineering – will team with Egis to create a new construction engineering group based on a unique shareholding structure.

The group will provide services to meet both local and international needs in urban development from buildings to transport systems: hospitals, stadiums, museums, railway stations, airports, tram lines. It will be a recognised player in the international arena for wide-scale transport and civil engineering projects such as high-speed train lines, motorways, sea terminal, and nuclear civil engineering. The group will offer the best expertise on multiple activities such as water, environment or landscape and cityscape management.

The new group will employ about 10,000 people including 6,700 engineers and should generate a turnover exceeding €800m (with 50% for international markets).

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About Egis Avia

Thanks to a 40-year experience in a demanding sector, Egis Avia is today a key expert in the Civil Aviation industry. Egis Avia joined the Egis Group in 2006 and offers a multifaceted expertise covering all aspects of airport, air operations and air traffic management activities. With a current workforce of 181 employees and a 31.4M€ annual turnover in 2009 Egis Avia has been, since its creation in 1969, successfully managing more than 1000 projects in 140 countries.

Egis Avia provides research and technology, consulting and engineering services, operations and turnkey solutions adapted to each client’s business needs. With it unique position on the market, Egis Avia provides bespoke solutions aiming at increasing operations safety and efficiency, the compliance with international regulation and offering an optimum use of advanced technologies.

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Egis Avia
Technopolis, 195 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
Executive Vice President (Operations): Cedric Barbier
Executive Vice President (Development): Francis Brangier
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