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


FAB CE partners on NAVAID interoperability

The chief executives of FAB CE’s seven air navigation service providers (ANSPs) have given the go-ahead for a NAVAID optimisation project that will improve interoperability … More ››

Italy’s ENAV lowers free route threshold

ENAV, the Italian air navigation service provider, will now allow all air traffic to plan a direct route through its airspace without referring to the … More ››

SESAR2020 assesses feasibility of multiple remote tower ops at three Lithuanian airports

Lithuanian air navigation service provider Oro Navigacija (ON), DLR and Frequentis last month performed a validation exercise for multiple remote tower to test the concept’s … More ››

SESAR showcases European digital flow tool

A new digital tool that could provide air traffic control centres across Europe with a shared view of expected traffic has been showcased by the … More ››

Auditors to probe Europe’s SESAR programme

The European Court of Auditors is to conduct an audit of the deployment of SESAR, the technological modernisation programme for air traffic management in the … More ››

Eurocontrol selects BT for NewPENS network

Eurocontrol together with 41 industry partners – primarily air navigation service providers (ANSPs) – have launched a new contract with BT for the provision and … More ››

Stability Pact

Experts from six European Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) are seeking new solutions in a bid to tackle volatility in ATM. BALTIC FAB, BLUE MED FAB, … More ››

Public Private Partnerships suffer shortcomings, offer limited benefits: EU audit

EU co-financed Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) cannot be regarded as an economically viable option for delivering public infrastructure, according to a new report from the … More ››

SESAR sets out drone integration roadmap

Drones must respect today’s operational procedures for manned aircraft and not become a danger or burden to people, property or other aircraft, according to a new … More ››

Tunisia joins AEFMP airspace overhaul initiative

WATM2018 Air traffic control agencies from Algeria, France, Morocco, Portugal and Spain have joined with Tunisia in their commitment to optimise their respective airspaces in line with modernisation … More ››