• EDG²E Partners

The people who make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today. Read more

From the bottom of the oceans to the depths of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster, mastering ever greater complexity at every decisive moment along the way. Thales reported sales of €19 billion in 2018 on a pro forma basis including Gemalto.


ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. In 2018 the company had a turnover of US$1.8 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner Read more

Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATRs open more than 100 new routes every year, burn 40% less fuel and emit 40% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATRs have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world.
ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo. For more information, please visit www.atr-aircraft.com and www.atr-intolife.com.


Thales Alenia Space is a Joint Venture between Thales and Leonardo. Combining 40 years of experience and  a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, Thales Alenia Space architects design and deliver high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures.


The missions of the DSNA, the French Air Navigation Service Provider, consist in controlling air traffic day and night in a safe, fluid, rapid and environmentally friendly manner, while keeping costs under control. DSNA handled 3.2 million flights in 2018 and reached the traffic peak day record in Europe on 6 July 2018, handling a total of 11,105 flights. Read more

Key data:

  • 5 ACCs,
  • 75 control towers,
  • 3 overseas regional structures,
  • 7 400 employees.

Dassault Aviation is a French group that designs and manufactures military and business jets aircraft and has delivered more than 10,000 aircraft in 90 countries. Designer of the Falcon with 2,100 aircraft in service worldwide, Dassault Aviation business jets are renowned for their flight quality and innovative avionics systems.

Website put into orbit by Digitanie

Glossary

ARAIM: Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring

ARINC: Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (provides aeronautical standard)

CONOPS: A CONcept of OPerationS is a document describing the operational use of a proposed system

DFMC: Dual Frequency Multi Constellation

EASA: European Aviation Safety Agency

EDG²E: Equipment for Dual Frequency Galileo GPS and EGNOS

EGNOS: European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service

ERTMS: European Rail Traffic Management System

ETSO: European Technical Standard Order. Defined by EASA, it gives the requirements that an airborne equipment must meet.

EUROCAE: EURopean Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment

FAA: Federal Aviation Administration (US)

FDE: Fault Detection and Exclusion (detects the presence of a failing satellite and removes it from the positoning)

GNSS: Global Navigation Satellite System

GPS: Global Positioning System

GSA: European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency

ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization

MOPS: Minimum Operation Performance Standards

PBN: Performance-Based Navigation

PVT: Position, Velocity and Time estimation

RAIM: Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring

RF FRONT END: Radio Frequency frond end

RTCA: Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

SARPS: Standards and Recommended Practices

SBAS: Space Based Augmentation System

TSO: Technical Standards Orders