Rright: Potential operational efficiency increases and capacity benefits from implementation of
SESAR programs in 2030 compared to this year
infrastructure by creating an overarching
framework for its sustained operations. This
includes components deployed and used by a
wide range of related SESAR deployment
Last year, the A6 Alliance of ANSPs and
Eurocontrol published a White Paper which
proposed the creation of an SES Digital
Backbone governance through an allinclusive
SES Shared Services Alliance (the
“3SA”). The 3SA-SDB proposal calls for
further strategic alignment between
operational stakeholders that are engaged in
several SESAR deployment Implementation
Projects that are managed by the SESAR
Deployment Manager. As a result, SDM is
today facilitating and coordinating the next
steps in execution of its mandate to
Implementation of Interoperability (IOP)
projects can be considered as the missing
data links to move forward on ATM
Functionality #5 (Initial System Wide
Information Management). In July this year,
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SDM organised a roundtable. This
roundtable showed a wide attendance to the
meeting organized by SDM from all
stakeholders’ groups (Air Navigation Service
Providers, Manufacturing Industry,
Eurocontrol and the Network Manager).
The Flight Objects strives for an automatic
synchronisation of trajectories and seamless
coordination between the different ATCunits.
This does not only require technical
means to exchange the data, but also an
alignment of the operational concepts used
by the concerned ATC-units, hence the
deployment of IOP projects requires a
synchronized deployment and is one of the
key enablers to the Airspace Architecture
Study and backbone in a successful Single
In a next phase the great buy-in of the
stakeholders will be passed to the EC. SDM
considers the IOP level of maturity high
enough to propose to start the coordination
for this Implementing Project and manage
the work as per DLS and ADS-B
implementation, where SDM has a proven
track record. All stakeholders agreed that
SDM should lead this project.
SESAR Deployment Programme
End December 2018, the updated version of
the SESAR Deployment Programme was
approved by the European Commission.
Currently the Planning view and the
Monitoring view are being updated and will,
once approved by EC, further guide all
stakeholders implementing SESAR
deployment in Europe. v
ABOUT SESAR DEPLOYMENT MANAGER
The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing
Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the EC, the SDM function consists of the
synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects.
A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation
of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the
European Union and their operational stakeholders.
The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP).
The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme
which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences
of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement.
To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the
stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.
The SDM function is performed by the SESAR Deployment Alliance (SDA). The SDA is a “Not-for-Profit”
International Association (AISBL) set-up under Belgian Law and composed of leading airlines, airports
and air navigation service providers – the managers and users of Europe’s airspace.
SDA coordinates the implementation of 225 ATM modernisation projects of which 105 already
completed and bringing benefits to the European passenger.