Galileo, Europe’s satellite navigation system, holds great promise for the European airline industry, but the industry is viewing the system with justifiable caution. One reason may be the industry’s disappointing experience with GPS, which suffers from outages, poor availability in urban areas and northern latitudes, and is easy to jam. Proponents of Galileo, a 30-satellite navigation system in medium earth orbit, say those problems will be solved. The article also points out that the huge market in personal and vehicle communication and location systems is what is really driving Galileo, and not aviation, which may account for the industry’s less than robust enthusiasm. In addition, the article describes the system’s four-phase development and its business plan.

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    Penton Media

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  • Authors:
    • SUTTON, O
  • Publication Date: 2005-9


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  • Accession Number: 01006944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
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  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:33AM