Since the beginning of the year, the Madrid-based company GMV has been collaborating with SANSA to increase the technological satellite-navigation capacity (GNSS) in South Africa. Ahead of the extension to this region of the European navigation system EGNOS, GMV is leading the SBAS Awareness and Training for South Africa (SATSA) project which forms part of the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
The fourth training session, given over to SBAS Operations, Maintenance and Service Provision; was held on the 13th and 14th of November 2012 at the AENA's ESSP Operations Centre at the Torrejon Air Force base near Madrid. The training was organised by GMV and focused on operations, maintenance and service provision including training lectures from ESSP staff. The training addressed topics such as EGNOS services, performance, roadmap NOTAM and the LPV implementation status in Europe. Representing SANSA Space Operations, Eugene Avenant and Farhad Hassim attended the training.