EDG²E Website - Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of the website www.gnss-edge.eu

By accessing the Website, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to be bound by them. Persons not wishing to abide by the present Terms of Use should leave the site immediately.

Legal notice

The Website is published by Thales AVS FRANCE SAS, a holding company incorporated under French law in the form of a société par actions simplifiée with capital of 213,144,200 euros. Its registered office is located at 75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault, 33700 Mérignac, France. The company is registered on the commercial register of Bordeaux (Registration No. 612 039 495) and can be contacted by telephone on +33 (0) 5 24 44 64 00 (hereafter "Thales").

The director of publication is M. Gil Michielin

The website is hosted  by yulPa SAS 10 rue de Penthièvre 75008 Paris (France) reachable by telephone at +33 (0)1 81 83 11 65

Copyright, author rights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights

This Website and its contents are protected by copyright, author rights and/or other intellectual property rights which are the property of Thales or third parties.

Reproduction and use of the materials (or any information incorporated thereto such as, but not limited to, articles, graphical images, pictures, diagrams and video materials) published on this website are hereby authorised provided that:

  • Reproduction and use are solely for informational and non-commercial use within your organisation in support of your better knowledge of Thales; and
  • Any reproduction retains all original notices including proprietary or copyright notices;
  • Materials are not modified, in whole or in part, in any way whatsoever.

No other use of the materials and of any information incorporated thereto is authorised.

In addition, some names are protected by trademarks which are the property of Thales or of third parties, whether a specific mention in that respect is made or not.


The materials on this Website are provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the basis for making any transactions of any kind whatsoever. In particular, with respect to financial information as may be provided on this website, the sole valid reference is the French version of the document registered with the French financial markets authority (AMF), which is available from Thales's Investor Relations Department.

All the information and any part thereof provided on this Website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of intellectual property rights.

Thales makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of any materials and information incorporated thereto and contained on this Website.

Thales makes no representations or warranties that access to this Website will be uninterrupted, that this Website and/or the materials and/or information incorporated thereto will be secure and free of viruses or other harmful components.

Access to and/or use of the materials, or any information incorporated thereto, in whole or in part, contained in this Website is your sole responsibility. Thales disclaims any liability for any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental and/or consequential damages resulting from access to the Website and/or use of the materials provided therein.


This website may contain links to third-party sites. The links are provided to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply an endorsement by Thales of the linked sites and does not constitute any warranty from Thales with respect to said sites or the information contained therein. Access and/or use of linked sites are your sole responsibility.

Transmission of user information

Any information or request for information you may direct to Thales through this website or through e-mail services linked to this website is considered as not confidential.
You may also address your information or request by postal mail to Thales's registered office for the attention of the department identified in the relevant part of this Website.


Thales may change the materials provided on this Website, and the information incorporated thereto, at any time and without notice.

Protection of personal data

User data may be processed in order to analyse website traffic.
In accordance with the French law on information technology, data files and civil liberties (Loi Informatique et Libertés of 6 January 1978, as amended in 2004), and with the European directive dated 24 October 1995, you have the right to access and rectify personal information pertaining to you. That right may be exercised by contacting the Thales Corporate Communications Department, Tour Carpe Diem, 31 Place des Corolles, CS 20001 - 92098 Paris La Défense - France.
In addition, this website has procedures in place for the automated processing of personal information. These procedures have been disclosed to the French National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties (CNIL) under declaration number 1037694.
You can also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of your personal data.
Details of French computer privacy laws can be found on the website of the French National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties (CNIL) at www.cnil.fr

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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

EUSPA: European Union Agency for the Space Programme

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