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Action 93: Adopt the Air Traffic Management Solutions for (SESAR)

24 October 2010

The Commission will adopt the Air Traffic Management Solutions for the Single European Sky (SESAR) deployment strategy

What is the problem? The European air space is fragmented

The Single European Sky is an ambitious initiative to reform the architecture of European air traffic control to meet future capacity and safety needs. The Air Traffic Management Solutions for the Single European Sky (SESAR) will integrate air navigation services and supporting safety systems.

Why is EU action needed? A single EU-wide management system would benefit European air space

The SESAR project will modernize European air traffic control infrastructure. SESAR wants to develop a new air traffic management system capable of ensuring the safety and flexibility of air transport worldwide over the next 30 years.

What will the Commission do?

Development phase (2008-2013):

  • For this phase the Commission wants to create a joint undertaking, which will use public and private funds (Community, Eurocontrol, industry) and guarantee a single management structure for the project, as well as a governance model with public and private actors involved

Deployment phase (2014-2020)

  • SESAR should become operational in the EU and in partner countries

Additional Information

Contact:

juhani.jaaskelainen@ec.europa.eu