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


New round of ATM projects secure green light

A fresh series of Pilot Common Pilot (PCP) projects is to receive a €525 million boost to help modernise European airspace. The Innovation and Networks Executive … More ››

European drone UTM pegged at €200 million

Drones may account for around a fifth of future air traffic in Europe by 2050 meaning that air traffic control agencies would be responsible for … More ››

Budapest 2.0 demonstrates live traffic benefits

Budapest 2.0 has demonstrated the benefits of three technological innovations co-financed by SESAR, the organisation charting the direction of air traffic management technology for Europe. … More ››

EU funding accelerates UK airspace overhaul

NATS, the UK’s Air Navigation Service Provider and INEA, the European Commission Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, today signed grant agreements totalling €26 million of … More ››

France prepares for ERATO at Bordeaux ACC

DSNA, France’s air navigation service provider, is carrying out an in-depth modernisation of its en-route air traffic management system to cope with the increase of … More ››

Airbus outlines SESAR 2020 i4D concept

Airbus is helping make the skies more efficient and reduce the aviation sector’s environmental footprint through its participation in developing the initial 4D (i4D) concept … More ››

European ATM workers defend right to strike

European air traffic controllers have hit back again at the attacks of airline industry group Airlines for Europe (A4E) on the rights of ATM workers. … More ››

INEA offers €400 million for SESAR deployment

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has now launched the 2016 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals which includes a budget of €400 million to support … More ››

SESAR DM to lead on datalink services

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) has been mandated by the European Commission (EC) to act as datalink services (DLS) implementation project manager. Through this mandate, the … More ››

Avinor, Finavia agree on cross border services

Norway’s Avinor and its Finnish counterpart Finavia have signed a service agreement committing themselves to cross border air traffic services between the two countries this … More ››