European Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) Webinar

An emergency helicopter about to take off

With lives in peril, the expectations placed on Search and Rescue (SAR) organisations are extremely high. Their performance is largely dependent on the organisation of SAR services and the implementation of regional cooperation and collaboration. The implementation of new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and European standards in support of the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) concept of operations will not only help to further enhance aviation safety, it will also provide an opportunity to review and enhance existing SAR procedures.

EUROCONTROL hosted the European GADSS webinar series with the objective to increase the awareness of GADSS and present the practical implications of the implementation and operation of GADSS. The series was organised by EUROCONTROL in cooperation with Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) and the ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office and included informative presentations and use case showcases from the organisers and industry representatives.


European GADSS Webinar 1

European GADSS Webinar 2

European GADSS Webinar 3


Location of an Aircraft in Distress

Guillaume Aigoin, Xavier Audouze EASA

Post Flight Localisation and Flight recorder Data Recovery SARPs

Philippe Plantin De Hugues BEA

GADSS Overview

Declan Fitzpatrick IAA

LADR Overview

Ian Knowles ICAO

Airbus solutions and implementation of GADSS

Claude Pichavant Airbus

ADT Solution

Paul Roux SatAuth

Operational demonstration of GADSS concepts for General Aviation

Mercedes Reche PildoLabs

ELT(DT) Solution : Orolia’s Ultima-DT

Emmanuel Sicsik-Paré Orolia

Use case: Air Transat, 2001

Ian Knowles ICAO

Expected Benefits of GADSS Functions for Accident Investigations

Philippe Plantin De Hugues BEA

Expected Benefits of GADSS Functions for an Accident over Oceanic Area

Philippe Plantin De Hugues BEA

Benefits of Space-Based ADS-B and Aireon ALERT for an Accident over Oceanic Area


Cospas-Sarsat and GADSS

Steven Lett Cospas-Sarsat


We invite all SAR and Accident Investigation Authorities and experts, ARCC/JRCC staff, ATC /ANSP operational experts, Airspace Users, International organisations involved in SAR and Industry representatives to join us in improving our response in times of emergencies. Once you have registered, you will receive instructions on how to attend. 

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