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Issue 9: Air Applications

The GIANT Project

Luis Chocano, Javier Pérez, and Miguel Aguilera

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As the European satellite navigation programme moves forward, with EGNOS as the first step towards Galileo, the user community finds out the potential benefits that the GNSS-based applications can provide to the different economic areas of society. The aviation sector, which has played a decisive role in the specification of these systems, can obtain significant advantages by means of the combined use of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) systems, once the technical, operational and regulatory problems are overcome.

This paper describes the activities that are planned in the context of the GIANT project, the organization of the proposed work and a detailed description of the flight trial campaign.


  • Reprinted with permission from The Institute of Navigation ( and The Proceedings of the 18th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, (pp. 1854-1860). Fairfax, VA: The Institute of Navigation.


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