EUROCONTROL Stakeholder Forum on Global Navigation Satellite System

Can aviation continue to rely on satellite navigation?
Stakeholder forum

This online event is part of our round of Stakeholder Forum discussions, where we tackle some of the hottest topics in European aviation with a wide range of key players, within and outside our industry.

Can aviation continue to rely on satellite navigation?

While the answer remains a clear “yes” in most parts of the world, it has also become a clear “no” in some areas where operations have been affected, especially on routes between Europe and the Middle East and Asia. 

This webinar will explore:

  • the operational impact of radio frequency interference and how we can continue to ensure safe and efficient operations;
  • what measures should be taken to limit the proliferation of widespread interference to satellite navigation;
  • how we can ensure interference-free operations for all users of satellite navigation, including civil aviation, military and other users;
  • how the combination of space-based and terrestrial systems should evolve in order to deliver resilient infrastructure support to aviation at acceptable costs while preserving the benefits of satellite navigation.

During the 90-minute webinar, a multi-disciplinary panel will assess these challenges from the operational, regulatory, civil-military and technical perspectives.

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EUROCONTROL Stakeholder Forum on Global Navigation Satellite System

This technical webinar in our Stakeholder Forum series will cover whether aviation can continue to rely on satellite navigation?

Watch the recording and download the presentations below.


Welcome to the GNSS webinar


GNSS interference - Impacts to airline operations

Noppadol Pringvanich IATA

Harmful Interference to Satellite Systems and the current Challenge to GNSS

Jorge Ciccorossi ITU

Can aviation continue to rely on satellite navigation?

Jean-Philippe Saulay NATO

The Air Traffic Management perspective

Nicos Nicolaou CyANS

This technical webinar in our Stakeholder Forum series explored the growing problem of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) with GNSS.

RFI is starting to pose a real threat to network efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety in many parts of the world, with 38.5% of European en-route traffic operating through affected regions, and jamming affecting civil aviation up to 300 km away.

Moderated by EUROCONTROL's Gary Berz, the expert leading GNSS radio frequency interference mitigation efforts at the Agency and responsible for radio spectrum, the webinar drew on the experience of fellow specialists from the airline, air navigation service provider, military and telecommunications domains: IATA's Noppadol Pringvanich, Cyprus ANS's Nicos Nicolaou, NATO's Jean-Philippe Sauley, and ITU's Jorge Ciccorossi.

The webinar explored the growing problem - which EUROCONTROL recently publicised in its latest Think Paper on RFI - that RFI by State and non-State actors is increasingly compromising the effectiveness of satellite navigation for aviation, causing pilots & controllers in affected regions increasingly to lose faith in GNSS.

The panellists emphasised the pressing need for all actors to work hard on the technical, operational and political levels to mitigate the threat.

The recording of our webinar, our latest think paper and the panellist presentations are available to view and download at the top of this page. 


Noppadol Pringvanich
Noppadol Pringvanich

Global Head ATM Engineering and Aviation Spectrum


Nicos Nicolaou
Nicos Nicolaou

Chief Operations Officer

Civil Air Navigation Services, Cyprus

Jorge Ciccorossi
Jorge Ciccorossi

Senior Radio Communication Engineer, Space Systems Coordination Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Jean-Philippe Saulay
Jean-Philippe Saulay

Navigation and Identification Staff Officer


"GNSS enable more efficient and sustainable aviation operations. However, recent years have seen a significant increase of radio frequency interference affecting GNSS-based operations in many European regions. While aviation needs to continue to work to address this issue collectively, governments also need to play a role as these interferences violate internationally agreed regulations."

Gerhard Berz
Gerhard Berz

Senior Expert Navigation Systems


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