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


North European Free Route Airspace established

The north European Free Route Airspace programme NEFRA today celebrates its successful completion. The programme launched in 2013 when six north European pledged to establish seamless … More ››

Europe’s regionals resisting equipage deadline

Europe’s regional airlines are resisting 2018 equipage deadlines forcing them to upgrade to enhanced Mode S and ADS-B ‘OUT’ avionics. In pursuit of a common infrastructure across … More ››

Spain launches overhaul of ATC infrastructure

Spain has launched its Air Navigation Plan 2017-2020 which outlines how its air navigation service provider ENAIRE will address both air traffic growth and Spain’s … More ››

Europe must set realistic goals:ATCEUC

Several European air navigation service providers are facing serious controller staffing problems due to Single Sky cost reduction measures. The issue was raised by European … More ››

April launch for FABCE ATFM capacity measures

Airlines and other airspace users will soon benefit from safer and more on-time performance with the introduction of short term air traffic flow capacity management measures … More ››

FAB CE hails cross-border Free Route study

A major study into the introduction of Free Route Airspace (FRA) throughout the FAB CE area (“Free Route Airspace – from the Black Forest to … More ››

Greater Good?

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose… Will the challenges that beset the European ATM industry ever be resolved, asks Aimée Turner? Airspace remains … More ››

PRC outlines benefits of Free Route Airspace

Free Route Airspace (FRA) could be deployed through the entire Eurocontrol airspace area, giving airlines more freedom to choose the best flight plan route and the possibility … More ››

UK-Irish collaborate to reduce delays, fuel burn

Irish air traffic controllers, working with their counterparts in the UK, have implemented an advanced system which significantly reduces delays for aircraft and passengers travelling … More ››

Finland’s ATC spin-off could well generate business opportunities

A well-functioning airspace is safe, free of delays, reliable and cost-efficient. How is this enormous jigsaw puzzle assembled in Europe, a continent where state borders … More ››