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

Iris Precursor completes first trial phase

The European Space Agency (ESA) has completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic … More ››

FABEC states adopt common airspace policy

The six FABEC states of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland have adopted a new and far-reaching common airspace policy to improve the … More ››

RISE project to boost regional connectivity

NAVBLUE and its SESAR partners have completed the RISE Project (RNP Implementation Synchronised in Europe), laying the groundwork for the deployment of performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures … More ››

DFS to head EU airspace safety project

The kick-off meeting for a new SESAR 2020 project called PROSA took place at the research centre of German air navigation service provider DFS at … More ››

US to smooth global adoption of four-dimensional trajectory flight

Aviation authorities in the United States are to conduct their own series of four-dimensional trajectory demonstration flights building on the work of their European counterparts. Four-dimensional … More ››

SEAFRA free route airspace goes 24/7

SMATSA, Croatia Control and BHANSA – responsible for managing the airspace of four states – Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina – are now offering … More ››

Single European Sky Awards open for entries

European transport chiefs are once again seeking ATM industry champions for nomination under the prestigious Single European Sky Award. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport … More ››

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 ››