Interview on the Single European Sky second package
With Daniel Calleja (Director Air Transport, European Commission)
By Lucia Pasquini on 11 August 2009
What are the changes the Single European Sky II brings about? What area the key areas of action and how will the project cope with the current economic downturn?
Daniel Calleja, Director of Air Transport European Commission gives an answer to Single European Sky II outstanding issues - its added value, forecoming priorities and challenges, and the pivotal role EUROCONTROL is going to play along the European Commission towards building a seamless European airspace.
He concludes by stating the ultimate goal of the SES initiative: “A true Single Sky is an air traffic system which delivers performance for all airspace users (…) In fact, the whole system will become based on airspace users’ requirements while at the same time ensuring the highest safety levels. Thus, air traffic management will be in a position to underpin the economic and cohesive role that aviation plays in our modern society”.