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Operations, safety and infrastructure

ERA is active on all operational, strategic and infrastructure matters affecting members, such as Air Traffic Management including capacity, environment and flow management issues, the ongoing development and deployment of the Single European Sky ATM Research Programme (SESAR), communication/navigation and surveillance (CNS) topics such as datalink, Performance Based Navigation and aircraft tracking. 

Air transport is one of the safest modes of travel and ERA's work on safety aims to further improve this. ERA works closely with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on a range of safety issues and has several member representatives on EU safety forums.

Social Partners issue action plan on safely resuming travel

European aviation is a major contributor to the European economy, notably in its regions, and the restart of aviation

Operations and Air Safety Group meetings

ERA held the latest meetings of the Operations and Air Safety Groups on 5 and 6 May 2021. Thank you to all those

Commission adopts U-Space package

The U-space package - three regulations that together create the conditions necessary for both drones and manned airc

EUROCONTROL publishes 2021 report on cyber in aviation

Published last month, the EUROCONTROL/EATM-CERT report into cyber in aviation provides a more precise overview of the

ACNUSA update

Since late 2019, ERA member airlines have worked with Jean-Jacques Le Pen at LPLG Avocats on the mitigation and poten

EASA publishes aircrew vaccination Safety Information Bulletin

Following a short consultation period with stakeholders, including contributions from ERA members via the Stakeholder

U-Space Regulation approved by EASA Committee

On 24 February, the EASA Committee approved the U-Space regulation, ahead of future adoption by the European Com

EASA Flight Standards Technical Committee update

On 9 March, ERA attended the EASA Flight Standards Technical Committee (FS.TEC)

EUROCONTROL publish latest Think Paper

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are essential to safe aviation operations, enabling today’s aircraft to re

Latest EASA Aviation Charter monitoring report published

The EASA Aviation Charter was created in late May 2020 following the publication of the initial EASA/ECDC Aviation He

Deloitte fundamental review of EUROCONTROL strategic activities

EUROCONTROL’s activities have remained unchanged for many years, whilst the ecosystem surrounding the Agency has evol

Commission adopt Common Project One (EU2021/116)

Following the pilot phase of implementing new technological and operational air traffic management (ATM) solutio

Social partners issue statement on COVID-19 inoculation

The European Civil Aviation Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC), which includes ERA in its membership, have iss

SDM Consultation Campaign 2021

The 2021 Edition of the SESAR Deployment Programme (SDP) will be aligned with the content of the new Common Project 1

Associations reiterate need for further U-Space engagement

On Monday 25 January, the signatory associations from the ‘We are all ONE in the sky’ initiative, which includes

What COVID-19 did to European aviation in 2020


SESAR Deployment Manager updates ADS-B Implementation Plan

Last month, the SESAR Consultation Platform (SCP) Steering Group were presented with the latest ADS-B Implementation

Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers

At the end of October, the European Commission issued a Communication on additional COVID-19 response measures, manda

2021 air traffic unit rates adopted

During the Enlarged Committee for Route Charges, the determination of the 2021 unit rates and the rate of&n

New European CCO/CDO Action Plan launched

Improving the efficiency of aircraft and the trajectories is a key pillar of aviation sustainability.

EUROCONTROL Seasonal Rolling Network Operations Plan

Since early May, EUROCONTROL have been publishing a regular Network Recovery Plan.

Associations publish joint review of SES2+ update proposal

On 22 September, the European Commission published their

EASA holds virtual Annual Safety Conference

On 4-5 November, EASA held their Annual Safety Conference, under the banner ‘The road to a safe and sustainable

EUROCONTROL’s Yo-Yo Drafting Group agrees next steps

ERA has participated in the Yo-Yo Drafting Group (YYDG) that has been tasked to remove unwanted or erroneous flight t

Airspace User associations seek clarification on SESAR 3 partnership

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in conjunction with the High-Level Partnership Proposal paves the way fo

NMB work programme, budget & cost base 2021–2025

Last week, ERA joined Network Manager (NM) stakeholders at the EUROCONTROL Network Management Board (NMB) to dis

Latest ICB meeting focusses on environmental impact of ATM

Against a backdrop of increased political impetus through the Green Deal, and with COVID reducing traffic levels to a

Commission publish updated Single European Sky (SES2+) regulatory proposal

On 22 September, the European Commission published their proposal (documents available

EUROCONTROL publish new Draft Traffic Scenarios

EUROCONTROL has revised downwards its Draft Traffic Scenarios up to February 2021.

First NDOP/NDTECH Workshop

On 3–4 September, ERA, alongside industry stakeholders, participated in the first Network Directors of Operations (ND

ICB finalise draft position paper on SESAR Industrialisation

The Industry Consultation Body (ICB) was established under Article 6 of Regulation 549/2004, the SES Framework Regula

EASA launches air operations safety community website

In addition to the rollout of the new EASA website a few weeks ago, the Safety Promotion team at EASA have now launch

EC and EASA respond to joint association letter on U-Space

On 18 May, the European aviation associations, under the ‘We are all One in the Sky’ initiative, published an op

EASA upgrades website & COVID-19 safety promotion

Launched last week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has upgraded its

Better co-operation needed to ensure safe integration of drones

ERA, along with Europe’s leading aviation associations have called on the European Commission to develop an inclusive

ERA takes lead role in the mitigation of operational air cargo issues

At the recent Network Manager Airline Operations Group, ongoing operational air cargo issues were highlighted, and it

RP3 discussions with PRB in light of COVID-19

In light of the drastic downturn in flights as a result of COVID-19 and slow recovery expected over the next few year

ERA holds bilateral with EUROCONTROL regarding KPI dashboard

Last week, ERA held initial discussions with the Network Manager regarding the creation of an ERA Air Traffic Managem

EASA and EUROCONTROL initiate COVID-19 recovery planning

EASA and EUROCONTROL have started initial discussions with industry stakeholders in developing effective recovery pla

ERA supports reinforcement of flight efficiency principles

As a result of the sudden drop in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis, ERA, along with A4E, AIRE, ECA and the Network D

PRB says states need to revise plans

The Performance Review Body (PRB) of the Single European Sky (SES) has published a

ERA supports NM Operational Excellence Workshop

On 13/14 February, ANSPs, Airspace User Associations, airports and the military met at EUROCONTROL to take part in th

ERA signs joint stakeholder declaration on the future of the Single European Sky (SES)

ERA, with other representatives of the ATM stakeholders, has signed a joint declaration recognising that, as a result

Publication of Strategy for Cybersecurity in Aviation

Under the European Strategic Coordination Platform (ESCP) initiative, representatives of European aviation stakeholde