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The SIRIO study aims at delivering a feasibility analysis of a Satellite Communication services operations and provision scheme for ATM, in terms of complexity, risks and financial benefits for Satellite-Based Aeronautical actors involved. Ultimately, the study identifies an optimised Service Provision Scheme, demonstrating its technical, social and financial benefits to be used as an input into ESA’s iris programme, and exchanges between ESA, SESAR JU and the European Commission in preparation of Iris Phase 2.2.
The main objective of the SIRIO project is to propose a service provision scheme and relevant business case, which are used to define a potential way forward in setting up an operational service for the provision of a Safety of Life ATM communication services to aviation by 2020.
Further objectives of the SIRIO study are to:
The key issues the study is trying to address can be summarised as follows:
The participation of the SIRIO team (optimised to guarantee the direct involvement of all the actors in the value chain) in the Satellite system operation study will:
Simultaneous and collaborative presence of satellite owner, service provider/operator and ANSP is an added advantage to exploit in the study in order to propose a viable PPP scheme, which clearly defines the investments distributions and responsibilities of the actors involved.
In order to achieve the objectives of the study above, the following activities were carried out:
Definition of ATS and AOC revenue flow among the satellite communication service provision actors, including the derivation of the take-up curves of the Satcom technology by airspace users.
WP1000 - Definition of roles and responsibilities in service provision
WP2100 - Engineering requirements analysis
WP3000 - Regulatory activities
WP4000 - Financial analysis
WP5000 - Strategic analysis
The project was completed in July 2012 and documentation is available from ESA upon request