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


Master Architect

European lawmakers are mulling a European Upper Flight Information Region or EUIR to support their ultimate vision of a trans-European motorway in the sky. The … More ››

Tracing The Future

SITAONAIR’s François Bardin discusses the status and challenges of datalink in Europe My involvement in European datalink services (DLS) began in 1997 with the Eurocontrol … More ››

SESAR DM, ESA ink Iris co-operation pact

SESAR Deployment Manager and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) marking the start of the collaboration between both organisations. … More ››

SESAR Follow The Greens concept maturing

A ground lighting system that provides airfield traffic with a safer way to make its way around the airport tarmac, taxiways and runways has passed … More ››

Controllers demand Brussels ease cost-cutting

European controllers are insisting that the severe economic impact of Brussels legislation on air navigation service providers is crippling investment in both infrastructure and people. Europe’s … More ››

EU urges industry to deliver on SES2+ goals

Europe’s transport chief is calling on member states and the aviation industry to work together to help build a modern and efficient air traffic infrastructure … More ››

Brussels signals U-turn on ADS-B equipage

The European Commission admits it will allow ‘reasonable, justified’ exemptions for ADS-B retrofits after previously ruling that all airspace users had to be compliant by … More ››

NATS tracking Brexit’s likely impact on revenues

Continuing uncertainty over Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could hit the revenue NATS generates from managing traffic, the business has warned. In its latest … More ››

FABEC sets traffic record although volatility leads to significant capacity issues

FABEC celebrated an all time high in terms of managed air traffic in 2017 leaving some sectors struggling to cope with demand that was not … More ››

Eurocontrol validates SESAR project for NM to manage and distribute flight plans for military

Civil and military aviation stakeholders are working together on SESAR solutions to enable military air traffic operations in Europe’s increasing complex and congested airspace. Tests … More ››