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


Europe selects future ATM showcase projects

European research chiefs have selected 15 large scale demonstration projects aimed at more extensively showcasing the benefits that advanced air traffic management solutions can bring … More ››

Nav Canada completes transatlantic flight trials

An efficiency initiative led by NAV CANADA has successfully demonstrated the viability and safety of aircraft varying speeds (Mach) and altitudes while transiting the unsurveilled … More ››

Central European ATC eyes JV potential

The air navigation service providers within the Functional Airspace Block of Central Europe (FAB CE) have united to form a joint venture in a bid … More ››

airBaltic completes green AMBER project

Latvian airline airBaltic together with its consortium partners AirbusProSky and Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme have completed the AMBER project under the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce … More ››

France’s ENAC to supply SMART training

Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) and the French Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) have reached agreement on air traffic controller training As … More ››

NATS, Indra to deploy iTEC at Prestwick

NATS has commissioned Indra to support the deployment of the iTEC system in Prestwick Center Upper Airspace to enable SESAR’s trajectory-based concept of operation to … More ››

FAB CE and BLUE MED strike inter-FAB deal

A cooperation deal between FAB Central Europe and the BLUE MED Functional Airspace Block has been struck to better coordinate the future of European air … More ››

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 ››