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Eurely's reaction to the Galileo Joint Undertaking's decision concerning the Galileo Concession

01 March 2005

The Eurely consortium declared today:

Eurely is pleased that the GJU has again recognised the quality of its Galileo Concession offer, and is confident that its proposal will finally be selected as the preferred solution for the success of Galileo, its construction, operation and exploitation.

The Eurely consortium is committed to follow the GJU decision to start immediate negotiations and will provide excellent solutions towards the new process bringing the highest level of benefits for the public.

To be able to completely fulfil the future GJU requirements, the Eurely founding members ask for detailed information about the existing decision process. Of particular interest are the exact evaluation criterion, the technical reports and independent consultant analysis, which led to both GJU decisions in October 2004 and today.


AENA: Aena is a Public Business Entity entrusted with the planning, development, building, installation, operation and managing of the 44(+3) Spanish civil airports and the air navigation system for all airspace under Spanish responsibility, with 5 Area Control Centres covering 4 Flight Information Regions (FIR/UIR). Aena also manages 15 airports in Central and South America. Aena integrates all Spanish civil aeronautical infrastructure activities in one single organisation staffed by qualified professionals, with a business philosophy whilst keeping the best of public service spirit, technological innovation and safety management.
Aena strategy is to operate as a service company offering its customers (airline companies and air transport users in general) a safe, efficient and high quality of service, fostering economic progress.

ALCATEL: Alcatel is a world-wide company, incorporated in France, leader in Communications and Broadband solutions for Telecommunication Services Providers, as well as Transports, Governmental, Health, Education and Oil & Gas. With sales of Euro12.5Bn in 2003, Alcatel operates in over 130 countries.
It main activities are :
- Fixed Communication Solutions: designing and building networks with the choice of a full array of turnkey solutions, both for Telephony and Broadband applications
- Mobile Communication Solutions: both in ground networks and in mobile handset, preparing the happening of the 3G (UTMS)
- Private Communication Solutions: Enterprise, Railways / Urban transport, and Space developing complete solutions in telecommunication, navigation, radar and optical observation, meteorological and scientific satellites for dual use. Alcatel Space is also the Prime Contractor of EGNOS, the precursor to the Galileo system.

FINMECCANICA : Finmeccanica is the Italian leader in high technology and plays key roles in every main programme and project in the aerospace and defence sectors, contributing its own exclusive design, development and production competencies. Aerospace and defence activities accounted for 75% of Euro 8.6Bn, consolidated Group turnover in 2003. Its main activities are:
- Aeronautics: aircraft (transport, combat, trainers, components, maintenance and operations) and helicopters (military and commercial),
- Space: design, development & production of civil and military satellites, space infrastructures and equipment; LEOP services and operations of GEO fleets and non GEO constellations; satellite based services (TLC, Earth Observation, etc.); unique capabilities in constellation manufacturing and operations,
- Defence Electronics: avionics, radar, land and sea C3, air traffic and communication systems
- Defence Systems: vehicles and artillery, underwater systems and missiles systems,
- Energy and Transportation (power generation and related services, urban transportation systems, rail signalling systems and trains),

HISPASAT: Hispasat is a Spanish group of companies that started in 1989 as satellite system operator for commercial and governmental/military communication services, provision of engineering solutions and new advanced projects. Its satellite fleet is located at 30 W and 61 W orbital positions to provide all types of communication services at both sides of the Atlantic. The footprints illuminate Europe, North Africa and America, with special emphasis on Brazil and other Latin American countries through the recently launched Amazonas satellite. The commercial presence in America is steered from Brazil by HISPAMAR, a subsidiary company of the group.
HISPASAT has proven experience in satellite engineering, procurement, launch, testing and operations, with satellite ground control and monitoring premises in Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico as well as appropriate knowledge in Security. HISPASAT has been cleared by the Spanish Ministry of Defence (SMOD) since 1990.

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