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SESAR Deployment Phase launched

5th December 2014 is a key milestone of the SESAR project: a partnership agreement has been signed by EU's Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the SESAR Deployment Alliance consortium.

The preliminary Deployment Programme is available and constitute the initial reference for the first Implementation Projects. See more detail on the INEA's call for proposal webpage

What is SESAR?

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) is the technological pillar of the Single European Sky. It aims to improve Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance by modernising and harmonising ATM systems through the definition, development, validation and deployment of innovative technological and operational solutions. These innovative solutions constitute what is known as the SESAR concept of operations.

 Sesar phases

This concept is defined in the European ATM Master Plan, its components are developed and validated by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) and they are deployed through Common Projects, SESAR deployment governance and incentive mechanisms. All three of these processes (definition, development and deployment) are components of a virtual lifecycle that actively involves the stakeholders and the Commission in different forms of partnerships.

With the implementing Regulation on Common Projects (Reg. (EU) 409/2013 ) the Commission has activated the deployment process that will close the loop of the SESAR lifecycle and allow SESAR to fully deliver its benefits from concept to implementation. Through the binding framework at EU level set up by the Regulation, the Commission aims to ensure that the SESAR project evolves rapidly and seamlessly to its deployment phase by creating the right conditions for the timely and synchronised deployment of SESAR concept of operations throughout the European ATM Network

Video:   original SESAR presentation   |  SESAR solutions in 2014   |  Presentation by the SESAR JU

Related documents

Commission Staff working paper on deployment of the SES technological pillar

Commission Staff working paper on deployment of the Single European Sky technological pillar (SESAR) pdf - 99 KB [99 KB]


Council resolution on the endorsement of the European Air Traffic Management Master Plan [30/03/2009]

Council Regulation (EC) No 219/2007 of 27 February 2007 on the establishment of a Joint Undertaking to develop the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR) - [consolidated version] pdf - 96 KB [96 KB]

Communication from the Commission to the Council and to the European Parliament - The air traffic management master plan (the ATM master plan) [COM(2008) 750]

Council Resolution on the launch of the development phase of the SESAR programme [19/10/2008] pdf - 144 KB [144 KB]

Council Resolution on the SESAR Joint Undertaking [08/06/2007] pdf - 96 KB [96 KB]

Communication from the Commission - State of progress with the project to implement the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR) [COM(2007)103]

Council general approach & declaration on SESAR [09/06/2006]

Information material

SESAR - The future of flying pdf - 873 KB [873 KB] Deutsch (de) español (es) français (fr)

Delivering Green Results - A Summary of AIRE projects results pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

SESAR and the Environment pdf - 520 KB [520 KB]

2009 Annual Report pdf - 5 MB [5 MB]

What is SESAR? (E-learning Module 1)

Brochure: SESAR pdf - 862 KB [862 KB] Deutsch (de) español (es) français (fr)

Brochure: SESAR Joint Undertaking: Today's partners for Tomorrow's aviation

Brochure AIRE pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Presentation: SESAR - Europe facing the challenges of future air traffic growth [June 2007] pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Press room

High Level Group

Minutes of the meeting of 13 July 2004 pdf - 25 KB [25 KB]

Speech by Vice-President Mrs L. de Palacio at the High Level Group meeting pdf - 20 KB [20 KB]



Assessment of options, benefits and associated costs of the SESAME Programme for the definition of the future air traffic management system (Final report)


Call for expressions of interest to become member of the SESAR Joint Undertaking [27/06/2007] pdf - 81 KB [81 KB]