Orolia Presents: Helios Project – New Technologies for Safer Skies

Second Generation Beacon for GALILEO/EGNOS Search and Rescue applications

Guidel, April 22, 2021 – To mark the five-year anniversary and completion of the Helios Project, a major European initiative funded by the European GNSS Agency, Orolia will host an interactive webinar to present the key milestones, with a specific focus on the recent successful flight tests. These tests have demonstrated and qualified the GADSS global aircraft safety program’s end-to-end Emergency Locator Transmitter Distress Tracking (ELT-DT) system, including Orolia’s Ultima-DT solution. 

This series of flight tests has been led by Orolia with the support of French and Spanish government partners such as France’s CNES, the Spanish and French Air Traffic Service Units, the Spanish and French Mission Control Centers, the Spanish and French Rescue Coordination Centers, as well as two major Airline Operation Centers from Air France and Iberia.

Panelists will discuss this first opportunity to evaluate a system-level implementation of the new Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS), particularly its Autonomous Distress Tracking component (ADT), but also about the impact for future commercial aircraft.

This project has received funding from the European GNSS Agency under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687554.

What: Helios Project Webinar – New Technologies for Safer Skies

When: April 29, 2021 at 9:00 am EST 

Where: Online – Register here 

Confirmed panelists include:

Air France Industries
Alexandre Tahbaz, Aircraft Retrofit Programs

Yoan Gregoire, Radiolocation Engineer
Didier Delcuvellerie, Search and Rescue Senior Expert 

Ana Bodero, Head of GNSS Department

European GNSS Agency
Carmen Aguilera, Market Development Officer 

Alain Bouhet, Program Coordinator


Christian Belleux, Aviation Product Line Director

Share your questions/comments and let us know what you’d like to discuss during this online webinar event through the registration form.

About Orolia
Orolia is the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations, even in GPS/GNSS denied environments. With a presence in more than 100 countries, Orolia provides virtually fail-safe GNSS and PNT solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. www.orolia.com

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