Aviation: EGNOS

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th November 2021.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Team Member), Chair, International Trade Committee, Chair, International Trade Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of commercial flights that have not been completed as a result of withdrawal of the UK from EGNOS.

Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Team Member), Chair, International Trade Committee, Chair, International Trade Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timeframe is for implementing a new system in place of EGNOS which has the same functions.

Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Team Member), Chair, International Trade Committee, Chair, International Trade Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on (a) productivity and (b) commercial business of the UK's withdrawal from EGNOS.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We are monitoring the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EGNOS programme following the end of the EGNOS Working Agreements on 25 June 2021.

The UK is exploring options to fulfil its needs for secure and resilient position, navigation and timing information. This is considering the aviation sector’s long-term needs and requirements.

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