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Single European Sky II

The second regulatory package on the Single European Sky (SES II) is performance-oriented. Its ultimate objective is to increase the economic, financial and environmental performance of the provisions of the Air Navigation Services in Europe. Amendments to the SES I regulatory package have introduced a comprehensive performance-based regulatory pillar comprised of the EU-wide Performance Scheme ; the establishment of the Functional Airspace Blocks, the Network Manager and the Charging Regulation.

  • The Performance Scheme (Commission Regulation (EU) N° 691/2010) and the adoption by the European Commission of the EU-wide performance targets for the reference period 2012-2014 (Commission Decision of 22-02-2011) in areas of cost-efficiency, capacity and environment², requires that the National Supervisory Authorities elaborate national (or FAB-level) performance plans which contribute to the EU-wide performance targets.
  • The Functional Airspace Blocks are bottom-up initiatives led by the States to be established by the end of 2012 ; they aim at an enhanced cooperation between the air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and the national supervisory authorities (NSAs) to de-fragment the airspace and obtain the operational efficiency gains through such strategies as common procurement, training and optimisation of air traffic controllers (ATCs) resources.
  • The Network Manager is a centralised function at EU level to carry out the management of the ATM network functions(airspace design, flow management) and management of scarce resources(transponder code allocations,radio frequencies) as defined in Commission Regulation (EU) N° 677/2011 of 07-07-2011. This function has been entrusted to Eurocontrol up to 2019.
  • The Charging Regulation (Commission Regulation N° 1191/2010) on the en-route charging system lays down a legal framework of transparent reporting of en-route charges and costs' components of the Member States. It also defines a legal basis for financing, through the charging system, of the "Common Projects" in the context of the deployment of SESAR.

In conjunction with the approval of the SES regulatory framework, the competences of EASA have been extended to ATM and aerodromes³. EASA is now in charge to develop ATM rules dealing with safety and has started to carry out safety inspections in the field of ATM in 2012.

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² Safety has not been included in the first reference period but will be subject to reporting in the second reference period beyond 2014.

³ Regulation (EC) N° 1808/2009 of 21-10-2009, OJ L309, p. 51

Press Release from 17 December 2010: New Regulation on Single European Sky charging to make flying cheaper and more performing pdf - 25 KB [25 KB]

Commission Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 of 7 July 2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of air traffic management (ATM) network functions and amending Regulation (EU) No 691/2010

Commission Decision of 7.7.2011 on the nomination of the Network Manager for the air traffic management (ATM) network functions of the single European sky pdf - 23 KB [23 KB]

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1191/2010 of 16 December 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 1794/2006 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services

Commission Regulation (EU) No 691/2010 of 29 July 2010 laying down a performance scheme for air navigation services and network functions and amending Regulation (EC) No 2096/2005 laying down common requirements for the provision of air navigation services

COMMISSION DECISION on the designation of the Performance Review Body of the Single European Sky pdf - 453 KB [453 KB]

Regulation (EC) No 1070/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 amending Regulations (EC) No 549/2004, (EC) No 550/2004, (EC) No 551/2004 and (EC) No 552/2004 in order to improve the performance and sustainability of the European aviation system

Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2009 of 30 July 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Council Directive 91/670/EEC, Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 and Directive 2004/36/EC

Communication from the Commission - Single European sky II: towards more sustainable and better performing aviation [COM(2008)389]

Council Decision of 30 March 2009 endorsing the European Air Traffic Management Master Plan of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project

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

Opinion of the Committee of the Regions: Single European Sky II

Commission statement to the European Parliament and the Council on the Single Sky package (21 March 2009) pdf - 73 KB [73 KB]

Unofficial consolidation of Regulations (EC) No 549/2004, (EC) No 550/2004, (EC) No 551/2004 and (EC) No 552/2004 as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1070/2009 pdf - 533 KB [533 KB]

Related documents

Madrid Declaration

Conclusions of the SES Limassol High Level Conference "Time for action" pdf - 117 KB [117 KB]

Madrid Declaration pdf - 43 KB [43 KB]

High Level Conference under Spanish presidency: "Roadmap towards Implementing Single European Sky II" (Madrid, 25-26 february 2010)

Single European Sky: Europeans commit to a greener, safer and more performant aviation in the Madrid Declaration [IP/10/199, 26/02/2010] български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Legislation

Commission Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 of 7 July 2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of air traffic management (ATM) network functions and amending Regulation (EU) No 691/2010

Unofficial consolidation of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1794/2006 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services as amended by Regulation (EU) No 1191/2010 pdf - 242 KB [242 KB]

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1191/2010 of 16 December 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 1794/2006 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services

Commission Regulation (EU) No 691/2010 of 29 July 2010 laying down a performance scheme for air navigation services and network functions and amending Regulation (EC) No 2096/2005 laying down common requirements for the provision of air navigation services

Regulation (EC) No 1070/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 amending Regulations (EC) No 549/2004, (EC) No 550/2004, (EC) No 551/2004 and (EC) No 552/2004 in order to improve the performance and sustainability of the European aviation system

Communication from the Commission - Single European sky II: towards more sustainable and better performing aviation [COM(2008)389]

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 in the field of aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation services and repealing Council Directive 06/23/EEC [COM(2008)390]

Proposal for a Regulation in order to improve the performance and sustainability of the European aviation system [COM(2008)389]

Council Decision of 30 March 2009 endorsing the European Air Traffic Management Master Plan of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project

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

Opinion of the Committee of the Regions: Single European Sky II [COTER-IV-021]

Commission statement to the European Parliament and the Council on the Single Sky package (21 March 2009) pdf - 73 KB [73 KB]

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EC) No 549/2004; (EC) No 550/2004, (EC) No 551/2004 and (EC) No 552/2004 in order to improve the performance and sustainability of the European aviation system (20 July 2009) zip - 5 MB [5 MB]

Unofficial consolidation of Regulations (EC) No 549/2004, (EC) No 550/2004, (EC) No 551/2004 and (EC) No 552/2004 as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1070/2009 pdf - 533 KB [533 KB]

European Air Traffic Management Master Plan

Edition 1 of 30 March 2009 pdf - 8 MB [8 MB]

Press room

Commission appoints a coordinator to facilitate the creation of functional airspace blocks in the Single European Sky [12/08/2010] pdf - 163 KB [163 KB]

Negotiations between the United States of America and the European Union on a Memorandum of Cooperation in Civil Aviation Research and Development Kick-off pdf - 18 KB [18 KB]

EASA and European Commission Set Out Common Strategy for Agency’s New Responsibilities (Press release by CANSO, 15/09/2009) pdf - 11 KB [11 KB]

The Commission welcomes today's political endorsement by the Council of the Single European Sky package [30/03/2009, IP/09/501] български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Single European Sky: MEPs lead the way to shorter, safer and cheaper flights [EP, 25/03/2009]

The Commission welcomes today's decision of the European Parliament to support the Single European Sky 2nd package [25/03/2009, IP/09/477] български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Accomplishments of the Czech Presidency in the area of air transport [Czech Presidency, 25/03/2009]

Information kit zip - 2 MB [2 MB]  (updated 3/03/2010)

Slide presentation pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Background material (graphs) zip - 603 KB [603 KB]

Picture gallery

25 March 2009: Adoption of the SES II package by the European Parliament zip - 11 MB [11 MB]

Citizens' corner

Citizens' summary pdf - 83 KB [83 KB] български (bg)čeština (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti keel (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)français (fr)italiano (it)latviešu valoda (lv)lietuvių kalba (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)