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2017 EGNOS Funding

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
Mar 29, 2017
By: Ross Dickey, Airline & Government Sales Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa

EGNOS Enabled FMS Family

There's considerable confusion and inherent nervousness amongst European operators regarding the available 2017 CEF funding. Through this funding, operators can take advantage of available grant money for regional, commercial, business (corporate), general and rotorcraft aircraft to equip with Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) technology.

Many operators don't have the opportunity to attend regional airline shows anymore, so they're not getting this important funding information in front of them. We can assist with this and coordinate with the appropriate authorities to complete your application.

The following are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 2017 CEF funding.

2017 CEF Funding Available

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport is providing funding to create new transport infrastructure / upgrade the current one in Europe through their 2017 Blending Multi-Annual Work Programme (MAP) Call. The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) is a priority of the 2017 MAP.

Operators can take advantage of the available grant money for regional, commercial, business (corporate), general and rotorcraft aviation operators to equip with Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) technology.

FAQ's

What is the application process?

Applicants must take the following steps to submit their application:

  1. Identify the relevant call and priority online (www.ec.europa.eu/inea)
  2. Review the call documentation and prepare your application
  3. Contact a financial institution
  4. Submit your application online

What are the active dates?

There are two deadlines for submission:

  1. First cut-off: 14 July 2017 (17:00:00 Brussels time)
  2. Second cut-off: 30 November 2017 (17:00:00 Brussels time)

The results of the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call will be announced in early 2018.

Who is eligible?

Member European States and international organizations, joint undertakings, and public or private undertakings, or bodies established in an EU Member State.

How much funding is available and what is the co-financing rate?

For the indicative budget, up to €8 million is available for "airborne infrastructure that support the use of satellite based augmentation system (SBAS), in particular the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS)."

The co-financing rate is 20% of the eligible costs.

What is the size of submitted proposals?

The total eligible costs of the projects shall be in excess of EUR 10 million.

Is there more information online?

Additional information can also be found on the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) website, www.ec.europa.eu/inea.

Contact our European Office or one of our dedicated European Sales or Support Representatives to find out more information on this program.

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