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


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 ››

NATS faces profit drop from industry challenges

UK air traffic control business NATS will need to achieve a 21 per cent reduction in charges by 2019 under new price-cutting targets set by … More ››

Free route aspirations face rogue jet threat

The significant increase in ‘non-cooperative’ military activity over the Baltic Sea could – if left unchecked – dash the prospect of an ambitious roll-out of … More ››

France’s SNCTA renews Single Sky strike protest

France’s largest air traffic controller union SNCTA is threatening a fresh round of strikes over the July 2 to July 4 period in protest at … More ››

FABEC nations boost cross border safety

Air navigation service providers operating in the busiest and most complex airspace in the world have taken a further step to enhance their cooperation in … More ››

SESAR needs compliance clout: B5

The ‘Brussels 5′ chiefs of some of Europe’s largest airline groups – Air France KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group and Ryanair – have … More ››

Game Plan

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SESAR deployment chiefs have unveiled an ambitious strategy to roll out the advanced technologies that will underpin the Single European Sky. ATM spoke to SESAR … More ››

iStream: optimising arrival management

A European consortium of air navigation service providers, airlines, airports and Eurocontrol has started live trials as part of the iStream (integrated SESAR TRials for … More ››

Ganging Up

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The major players developing future Single European Sky technologies are in talks with the newly appointed SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) to become the principal point … More ››