GMV at the new edition of ATM World Congress

GMV has taken the chance of its participation in the fourth World ATM Congress 2016, which is being held from 8 to 10 March in Madrid, to showcase some of its inhouse developments for the aeronautics sector. The congress, organized by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) in association with the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), was opened by the Minister for Public Works, Ana Pastor, and it is expected to count with the presence of nearly 7,000 professionals from 125 countries and 225 companies in the aeronautics sector.

The congress, held under the watchword 'Leadership, Change and Execution', will bring together the world’s top air-navigation managers and the outstanding leaders of the aviation world and international aeronautics community, who will debate the burning issues and map out the industry’s future. A parallel exhibition open to the public will also be held, where companies will showcase state-of-the-art air-traffic control technologies and the products they are marketing. At the same time there will be working sessions and lectures on the activity, changes and challenges of this strategic sector.

In the last decade GMV’s significant and ongoing R&D effort in the aeronautics sector has spawned a comprehensive and varied range of air-traffic-management developments and applications, notably in the application of satellite navigation (GNSS) to performance based navigation and precision approach operations.


One of the main systems developed by GMV to support precision approach is emil, an automatic system for ground inspection of instrument landing systems (ILS) and VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) systems; these are radio-aid systems helping aircraft during the landing and en-route flight phases, respectively.

Diverse airports of the Spanish Airports and Air Navigation Authority (ENAIRE), including the airports of Barajas in Madrid and El Prat in Barcelona, are now using this system, allowing them to slash radio-aid calibration costs.

Among the support tools for performance-based navigation, and within the magic family of products, GMV displayed magicGEMINI, a software tool for analyzing and monitoring the performance of GNSS-based navigation services, currently being used, among others, by PANSA (Poland’s Air Navigation Services Agency); magicIFP, a web application providing ground and inflight validation of approach procedures based on a Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS), and the magicLPV system for carrying out flight tests to demonstrate these benefits to pilots and airline companies.

Last but not least srx-10i, currently deployed in Spanish airports, is an interference detector (including deliberate interference), enabling any airport to ensure the approach reliability and safety of any GNSS-based aircraft.