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


MUAC debuts next phase of vDFL

The Variable Division Flight Level (vDFL) concept has been extended to the western part of the airspace Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), covering Dutch … More ››

Brussels launches 360° aviation policy review

Brussels is to chart a new course for aviation with a wholesale review of the European industry. The Commission’s 2015 work programme details 23 new … More ››

DANUBE FAB launches cross-border sectors

DANUBE FAB has established two cross-border sectors, marking the first time that cross-border sectors have been implemented under a functional airspace block (FAB) framework. The … More ››

EU to co-fund ATC system in Hungary

The Europe Union’s TEN-T Programme will support the upgrade of the Hungarian air traffic control system with Controller Pilot Data Link Communications with almost €1.4 … More ››

New A3 group to deliver augmented flight ops

A 15-member consortium named A3 (Advanced Approaches for all Airports) and led by NetJets Europe has been formed under the Single European Sky Air Traffic … More ››

It’s All About The People

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Following the December 2013 outage, it is worth remembering, lest we needed to be reminded, that aviation is all about the people, writes Steve Winter. … More ››

Europe invests in comms structure probe

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-finance with near €2 million a study on the new generation of communications infrastructure for the European air traffic management. … More ››

Europe selects its Deployment Manager

A unique aviation industry partnership has been charged with the role of Deployment Manager, coordinating and synchronising €3 billion worth of upgrades to the continent’s … More ››

Brussels forced to broaden competitive scope

Brussels has backtracked on proposals that would limit the ability of European air traffic control agencies to band together in significant numbers in order to … More ››

Data Burst

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Aimée Turner examines European efforts to salvage a crucial technological enabler of the Single European Sky and assesses the likely impact on the deployment momentum … More ››