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

Enlarged A6 Alliance renews SESAR commitment

The leaders of Europe’s leading air navigation service providers (ANSPs) have renewed their commitment to work together to help modernise Europe’s air traffic management system … More ››

SESAR chiefs fear deployment ‘show-stoppers’

Industry chiefs in charge of the deployment blueprint for European ATM modernisation are warning that a lack of input in some critical areas could prove … More ››

SEAFRA offers first 4-nation night free routeing

Three central European providers – SMATSA, Croatia Control and BHANSA – are now offering night-time free route flights over the airspace of four nations. Flights … More ››

Rift widens between Brussels and Eurocontrol over future Single European Sky governance

A rift is widening between Brussels and Eurocontrol due to conflicting views over who should have control of the core institutions that will fulfil the … More ››

Weather, lack of ATC capacity hits FABEC service

Flights through FABEC airspace increased moderately over the first six months of 2015 – on average by 1.6 per cent despite a significant variation in … More ››

N-FRAB unifies airspace for Hungary, Romania

For the first time in Central Europe aircraft can now plan their flying routes freely even across the borders of the two countries. Since 20 … More ››

Europe advances Iris as SESAR satcom enabler

The prospect of a safer airspace over Europe is emerging as European Space Agency (ESA) Iris precursor project today began development with the unlocking of … More ››

SESAR deployment goes live!

The European Commission has granted €329 million to help fund European air traffic management (ATM) projects as a result of the Innovation and Networks Executive … More ››

SNCTA, FO hold firm on strike threat

France’s largest air traffic controller union SNCTA together with Force Ouvrière (FO) insist they will strike over the July 2-4 period in protest at cost-cutting … More ››

SESAR deployment chief delivers €3bn blueprint

The SESAR Deployment Manager has formally delivered its first deployment programme to European transport chiefs in Brussels signalling a move away from the research phase … More ››