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

Brexit fallout for Single Sky remains unclear

The industry fallout caused by the Brexit vote of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will take some time to become clear but … More ››

SESAR projects secure European CEF funding

The European Commission has unveiled a list of 195 transport projects – many of them Single European Sky initiatives – that will receive €6.7 billion … More ››

SESAR showcases first crop of advanced generation of ATM technologies for European skies


The SESAR Joint Undertaking and its members have showcased the future of aviation with the delivery of a catalogue of technological and operational solutions from … More ››

Cyprus showcases SESAR PBN benefits

The SESAR JU RISE project continues to prove the benefits of performance-based navigation (PBN) in Cyprus over the past two months. Since February, more than … More ››

Surface Tension


Many major European airports are unable to expand. This means that aircraft departures, arrivals and surface traffic movements will have to be accelerated. A Norwegian … More ››

Frankfurt tests curved approach procedures

Lufthansa together with German air traffic control and Fraport are to jointly conduct tests of new satellite-based approach procedures at Frankfurt Airport. The aim of … More ››

Datalink through all French upper airspace

Controllers from the five French area control centres can provide ATC instruction of frequency transfer via datalink to all equipped aircraft above FL 195 (6,000 … More ››

Neighbour states exploring inter-FAB cooperation

The three neighbouring Functional Airspace Blocks – or FABs – that make up the GATE One (GO) initiative are proposing to study how to synchronise … More ››

Eurocontrol datalink bid hits dead-end

Brussels has weighed in on the contentious issue of how to proceed with getting the troubled datalink project back on track. Download your copy of … More ››

A-CDM fully operational at Milan Linate

Italy’s ENAV in collaboration with airport operator SEA has completed the integration of systems needed to make Milan Linate a fully operational A-CDM (Airport Collaborative … More ››