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Last update: 14-06-2019
ECC Recommendation , Rev. ECC Decision HIRF protection of aircraft from earth stations
To identify up to date aeronautical regulations defining the HIRF protection levels of aircraft that maintain aeronautical safety. To assist SE40 in its work on the revision of ECC Report 66.

To study consequently the implied modifications on  existing ECC Decisions dealing with exemption of individual licensing for C-, Ku-, Ka-band satellite terminals. To assist administrations using  the HIRF regulations and methodology established by airworthiness bodies for coordinated earth stations.   

Develop a new ECC Recommendation on “Guidance and method of calculating HIRF level from high e.i.r.p. fixed Earth Station located outside of the wedge shaped area of an airport or helipad”

S: 05-02-2016
T: 31-07-2020

The new ECC Report 272 superseeding ECC Report 066 has been published. FM44 is subsequently studying the implications for revisons in existing ECC Decisions.


In Progress
Last update: 14-06-2019
ECC Decision Earth stations in-motion installed on aircraft operating with FSS systems in the 12.75 -13.25 GHz band (Earth to space) 

Develop an ECC Decision on 'The harmonised use of frequencies, exemption from individual licensing and free circulation of earth stations in-motion installed on aircraft operating with GSO and NGSO FSS systems in the 12.75 -13.25 GHz band (Earth to space)

S: 14-05-2018
T: 27-03-2020

Regulatory measures to be  developed for the protection of current and future FS deployment, such as setting a minimum altitude, taking into account the results of WGSE studies (see Doc: FM(18)055).The regulatory measures for maintaining compatibility with Appendix 30B to be developed and if necessary, corresponding technical issues should be identified. Regulatory studies will take into account aggregate effects from NGSO and GSO operations. 

See also background in FM(18)105 Annex 7.
In Progress
Last update: 28-02-2019
ECC Decision ESOMPs mounted on aircraft operating with NGSO FSS in 17.3-20.2 GHz, 27.5-29.1 GHz and 29.5-30.0 GHz SE40_37
Update to the ECC Decision (15)04 on ”the harmonised use, free circulation and exemption from individual licensing of Land and Maritime Earth Stations On Mobile Platforms (ESOMPs) operating with NGSO FSS satellite systems in the frequency ranges 17.3-20.2 GHz, 27.5-29.1 GHz and 29.5-30.0 GHz” to address ESOMPs mounted on aircraft.
S: 08-02-2019
T: 15-12-2020
Update to studies in ECC Report 217 may be required to include pfd mask for protection of the fixed service stations from ECC Report 184.
In Progress
Last update: 25-02-2020
ECC Decision

1) Designation of the frequency bands for GALILEO and GLONASS in CEPT.

2) Coexistence between the amateur service / amateur satellite service and the radionavigation-satellite receivers (GALILEO, GLONASS) in the frequency band 1240-1 300 MHz.


1) To develop an ECC Decision to designate the frequency bands for GALILEO and GLONASS in CEPT.

2) To develop an ECC Decision on technical conditions to achieve coexistence between amateur service/ amateur-satellite service and the radionavigation-satellite receivers in the frequency band 1 240-1 300 MHz

S: 14-02-2020
T: 31-03-2022
2 ECC Decisions

Frequency bands subject for designation according to item 1): 1164-1215 MHz, 1237-1300 MHz,1559-1620 MHz.

WG SE (SE PT 40)support the work by performing detailed studies of the various amateur service scenarios versus the radionavigation-satellite service in the frequency range 1 240-1 300 MHz.

In Progress
Last update: 26-02-2020
Rev. ECC Report , Rev. ECC Decision Revise ECC Decisions 13(01) and (15)04 and ECC Report 184

To revise ECC Decisions 13(01) and(15)04 in light of WRC-19 outcome on AI1.5 and in particular:

a)   update the technical and regulatory conditions for maritime ESOMPs to protect terrestrial services and allow use of Maritime ESOMPs in the entire 27.5-30 GHz band.

b)   allowuse of Aeronautical ESOMPs in the entire 27.5-30 GHz band with existing technical conditions to protect terrestrial systems.

To revise ECC Report 184 accordingly

S: 14-02-2020
T: 23-10-2021

Amended ECC Decisions

Amended ECC Report

The conditions for maritime ESIMs to protect terrestrial services mayhave to be updated with SE40 technical results through a 70km minimum distancefrom the low-water mark rather than a PFD threshold or a combination of both.

In Progress
* Target dates are seen as the intended date for the final approval of the related deliverable by the responsible entity. Internal deadlines for project teams and dates for the start of Public Consultations can be reflected in the remarks column. In general this implies that the draft deliverable should be completed by the project team one WG meeting earlier for publication.
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