Single European Sky

Single European Sky is an ambitious bid to reform the architecture of European air traffic control to meet future capacity and safety needs.

Improved air traffic and aircraft positioning and communication technologies, such as GALILEO - which are at the heart of the Single European Sky - offer opportunities for significant improvements in the efficiency and safety of air travel. Visit: European Commission

Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) is the name given to the collaborative project that is intended to completely overhaul the European airspace and its Air Traffic Management (ATM) using those advanced technologies. Visit: SESAR Joint Undertaking

Hungarian CPDLC to improve efficiency

HungaroControl has launched a large-scale CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) project with the aim of developing the Hungarian air traffic infrastructure with the most … More ››

EASA presses on with ATCO licence

A European Aviation Safety Agency committee has now approved a draft regulatory proposal that would harmonize training and certification standards for air traffic controllers throughout … More ››

Brussels warns 18 to make FABs work

Brussels has formally requested 18 countries from six different Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) to work far harder to improve the way in which they manage … More ››

Moving Targets


The framework by which each European nation’s air traffic control agency should cut costs to meet Single European Sky targets looks in tatters with some … More ››

NATS signs deal with European airlines

UK’s air traffic control NATS and the Association of European Airlines (AEA) have entered into a strategic partnership to drive the Single European Sky (SES) … More ››

FABEC states define future targets

The FABEC states of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland have now submitted their second joint FABEC Performance Plan with the European Commission. … More ››

SESAR roll-out gets Brussels green light

The European Commission has agreed on a first set of essential changes for the modernisation of the European air traffic management (ATM) system known as … More ››

European datalink crippled by ATN capacity show-stopper

The cornerstone enabler for 4D trajectory flight appears to be technically impossible due to disastrous system overloads and potentially dangerous radio interference, writes Aimée Turner. … More ››

Gate One admits to SESAR concerns

Seven national air traffic control agencies within one of Europe’s ‘Super-FABs’ fear being left out in the cold as modernising technology starts to be rolled … More ››

PANSA joins A6 Alliance

Poland’s air traffic control agency PANSA is to join the A6 Alliance of European air navigation service providers (ANSPs) working towards the deployment of SESAR … More ››