SESAR Deployment Phase launched
5th December 2014 was a key milestone for the SESAR project: a partnership agreement was signed by the EU's Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the SESAR Deployment Alliance consortium.
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 ATM solutions. These innovative solutions constitute what is known as the SESAR concept of operations.
This concept is defined in the European ATM Master Plan, which also defines the operational changes that needed and a roadmap for their implementation; The components of the concept are developed and validated by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) . The validated essential operational changes are deployed through Common Projects supported by dedicated 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 establishing the SESAR deployment framework (Regulation (EU) 409/2013), the Commission 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 this binding framework 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 the essential functionalities of the SESAR concept of operations throughout the European ATM Network.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 409/2013 (SESAR deployment framework)
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 716/2014 (Pilot Common Project)