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


Spain holding EU aviation ‘to ransom’

The solution to the vexed issue of Gibraltar lies in the application of European Union aviation measures to its airport in accordance with Gibraltar’s status … More ››

Spain signals solution to Gibraltar airport spat

Spain may be willing to treat the political spat over Gibraltar as a separate issue, offering the prospect of both an open skies deal between the European … More ››

Avinor implements major ATM system upgrade

Avinor, the Norwegian air navigation service provider, has successfully upgraded its ATM system. The massive enhancement was accomplished on the Sunday night of January 29, … More ››

SES Awards. Only one more week to go….!

Are you an European ATM industry champion? If so, why not seek recognition through the prestigious Single European Sky Award? The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility … More ››

Indra to continue pioneering 4D trajectory

Indra is playing a prominent role in the second phase of the programme to create the Single European Sky with a stake in 25 of … More ››

NLR reports excellent Iris polar coverage

Dutch aerospace researchers at NLR have completed the first flight trials using Inmarsat satellites to test seamless air-ground communications which will allow controllers to monitor … More ››

Seeking all European ATM champions

Are you an European ATM industry champion? If so, why not seek recognition through the prestigious Single European Sky Award? The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility … More ››

Europe’s ATM backbone readies for testing

The first operational version of the advanced ATM platform 4-FLIGHT is under preparation at the Marseille and Reims pilot centres. The 4-FLIGHT programme, launched in … More ››

Iris Precursor completes first trial phase

The European Space Agency (ESA) has completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic … More ››

FABEC states adopt common airspace policy

The six FABEC states of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland have adopted a new and far-reaching common airspace policy to improve the … More ››