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

Brennan selected as next Eurocontrol chief

Eamonn Brennan has been appointed the next director general of Eurocontrol with effect from 1 January 2018. Brennan was nominated by the government of Ireland … More ››

European ATM overhaul effort stepped up

The European Commission (EC) has mandated SESAR Deployment Manager (SESAR DM), and SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) respectively, to review progress in modernising European air … More ››

Airline industry chief urges partnership approach to new national planning strategies for Europe

The international airline industry is demanding a fundamentally different approach embracing an all-inclusive partnership ethos in which airlines and air navigation service providers would form the … More ››

Avinor agrees iTEC framework with Indra

Norway’s Avinor has closed a framework agreement with Indra to modernise the country’s air traffic management system. The agreement initiates with the signing of a contract … More ››

Brussels mulling EUIR upper airspace region

Brussels is to examine establishing an upper airspace region across the whole of the European Union to offset the impact of future strike action by … More ››

Holzbauer re-elected to EUROCAE council

Frequentis ATM professional Michael Holzbauer has been re-elected as a Council member at the EUROCAE General Assembly. EUROCAE, the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment, is … More ››

US aerospace chiefs set out spin-off principles

US industry chiefs have laid out a set of principles to guide President Trump’s mission to corporatise the nation’s air traffic control in a bid to … More ››

Brussels sets up new Performance Review Body

The European Commission has appointed the members of the new Performance Review Body (PRB) of the Single European Sky – to be headed by Regula … More ››

North European Free Route Airspace established

The north European Free Route Airspace programme NEFRA today celebrates its successful completion. The programme launched in 2013 when six north European pledged to establish seamless … More ››

Europe’s regionals resisting equipage deadline

Europe’s regional airlines are resisting 2018 equipage deadlines forcing them to upgrade to enhanced Mode S and ADS-B ‘OUT’ avionics. In pursuit of a common infrastructure across … More ››