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

EC calls for tough civil drone rules

The European Commission has today proposed to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones (or “remotely piloted aircraft sytems” – RPAS). … More ››

XMAN trial aims to cut LHR holding times

A new operational procedure to cut the amount of time aircraft circle in ‘holding stacks’ at London Heathrow Airport is set to begin today. Traditionally … More ››

Eurocontrol pushes Centralised Services

Eurocontrol  has issued more than a dozen Calls For Interest for its controversial Centralised Services concept – a series of air navigation services that support … More ››

4D vision nears industrial reality

A flight trial between Toulouse, Copenhagen and then Stockholm today successfully validated the sharing of trajectory information both in ground and airborne operations, and the … More ››

UK cedes control over NI in FAB trial

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is providing air traffic control services in airspace over Northern Ireland for the first time ever as part of a … More ››

MEPs back acceleration of ATC reform

Draft legislation to streamline air traffic management to make Europe’s airlines more competitive, share airspace better and reduce pollution, has been backed by European MEPs. … More ››

WATM: ENAV, Boeing to collaborate

Italy’s ENAV and Boeing have entered into a non-exclusive collaborative arrangement with the aim of developing ideas to build on the work being done in … More ››

WATM: Austria pioneers 24/7 Free Route

Austria’s Austro Control has taken the next pioneering step towards full implementation of free route airspace, implementing “Free Route Airspace Wien” around the clock. Within … More ››

WATM: A6 mulling Common Services provision

A6, the alliance of Europe’s largest air navigation services providers (ANSP) will bid for TEN-T funding to define the best model for common services provision … More ››

World ATM Congress: Solving The Puzzle


Boeing’s ATM chief Neil Planzer tells Air Traffic Management why he salutes what SESAR has achieved and examines future challenges that the European programme may … More ››