A lot has happened in the field of
Europe’s Air Traffic management
system modernisation in the last
few years. Single European Sky ATM
Research (SESAR) is the technological pillar
of the Single European Sky (SES) policy and
is an essential enabler for its ambitious goals
for higher safety, more efficiency, lower cost
and reduced aviation environmental impact.
This is good news for European citizens.
Just before the summer break, we talked
to experts at the SESAR Deployment
SDM has already helped to deliver 115
ATM modernisation projects in just over
four years. These projects will deliver a cut of
over 552,000 tonnes of CO emissions, the
equivalent of planting one million trees, by
2030. These first set of completed ATM
projects across Europe will save 12 million
flight minutes equating to €484 million
(US$537 million) of savings, and will
generate over €10 billion (US$11 billion) on
performance benefits by 2030.
These 115 completed ATM projects across
Europe, plus the 234 modernisation projects
in progress will, once completed, bring
additional performance benefits to the
European passengers, citizens and economy.
“Our strength is that we bring together all
ATM stakeholders, from airlines, air
navigation service providers and airports, to
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the military and the manufacturing industry,
in a true collective collaboration to make
European air transport better,” says Nicolas
Warinsko, the general manager of the SESAR
Deployment Alliance (SDA), the
international not for profit association
entrusted in the role of SESAR Deployment
Manager by the European Commission.
“In just over 4 years since SDM was set up,
we have developed expertise and gained
buy-in and trust from the ATM industry, and
we deliver performance benefits”, he adds.
The SDM function was set up by the
European Commission to synchronise and
coordinate the deployment of ATM
modernisation projects across Europe.
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The ongoing deployment of SESAR is delivering benefits to
European passengers and the environment
By Freek de Witte and Mariagrazia La Piscopia, head of stakeholder relations and chief
of strategy and programme engagement, SESAR