The Navigation Steering Group (NSG) is responsible for the development of navigation applications and the NAVAID infrastructure within a greater context of network operations and CNS. As such, the NSG is a sub-group of the Network Operations Team (NET OPS) as regards navigation applications and of the CNS Team as regards the NAVAID infrastructure.
The NSG ensures full coordination of application and infrastructure activities between the Network Operations Team and the CNS Team from which it receives instructions and guidance.
- Applications: all PBN applications (including approaches) and precision landing
- Infrastructure: conventional navigation aids and GNSS
The NSG is constituted in order to support both teams in providing a direct channel of communication between the EUROCONTROL Agency and its stakeholders on activities relating to the development of navigation applications and NAVAID infrastructure with a view to enhancing the safety, capacity and efficiency of the European ATM network and its interfaces with adjacent ATM structures.
It has to respond to the requirements set in the European ATM Master Plan within the framework of SESAR, SES regulations and to the EUROCONTROL Agency objectives. It acts as a steering committee, monitoring and directing the work of the following subordinate focus groups:
- RNAV Approach implementation Sub Group (RAiSG)
- Landing and Take-Off Focus Group