EUROCONTROL working for SESAR 2020’s success
EUROCONTROL, together with the European Commission, was a co-founder of the SESAR Joint Undertaking and is one of the biggest contributors to its research and development work. Thanks to our well-established expertise in ATM research, we were heavily involved in 50 of the 63 solutions delivered in SESAR 1.
This year, the second phase of SESAR programme begins to gather real momentum. The SESAR 2020 Work Programme has been organised around 18 industrial research ATM solutions projects and seven very large-scale demonstrations grouped in four key features: high performing airport operations, optimised network services, advanced air traffic services and enabling the aviation infrastructure.
“The Agency has a role to play in most of these 25 projects,” says Pierre Andribet, Head of Research and Development and SESAR Contribution Division at EUROCONTROL. “As an independent, neutral pan-European technical ATM organisation, EUROCONTROL has focused its technical expertise, knowledge and capabilities upon tasks which support the improvement of the European network as a whole.”
Read our Skyway article to find out more about EUROCONTROL’s role in SESAR 2020 and the projects we are leading.