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Single European Sky (SES) & SESAR Projects

Latest update 31/03/2016: please see below for more details.


Following adoption of the SESAR Pilot Common Projects (PCP) by the Single Sky Committee (SSC), the deployment phase of the SESAR Programme is now underway under the management of the recently appointed SESAR Deployment Manager.

ERA’s Position

ERA fully supports the concept of the European air traffic control infrastructure modernisation programme, and works closely with the SESAR Deployment Manager representing Airspace Users on the SDM Consultation Platform and Thematic Sub-Groups however will continue to work with the European Commission, SESAR Joint Undertaking and Eurocontrol both independently, and through the auspices of bodies such as the ICB, AAB and other Airspace User Associations to ensure members interests are represented, and that they remain part of the process.


Latest update 31/03/2016: The European ATM Master Plan Edition 2015 (Master Plan 2015) was published, as agreed through the SJU Administrative Board on 15 December 2015.

The Master Plan Edition 2015 was developed through a six-month update campaign managed by the team responsible for SESAR Work Package-C, which is led by EUROCONTROL. The update campaign involved all main stakeholders and institutions (EASA, EC, EDA, PRB, professional staff organisations, airports, ANSPs, NM, Airspace Users) who have provided comments which have been submitted and considered by members of the SJU. ERA and IATA were nominated to collect comments on behalf of the Airspace User community and these have been taken into consideration. Suggestions made included a desire by the stakeholders to strengthen the performance-driven approach to address the relationship between performance ambition and performance needs, as well as how they both position with regard to the SES Performance Scheme, to develop and include a timeline of milestones for decision making on the changes (operational and technical) included in the Master Plan and also to improve and adapt criteria for Essential Operational Changes so as to include safety nets and other improvements requiring a system wide approach. The Masterplan is available to view through the new European ATM Portal (see useful links below).

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