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New consortium behind SESAR Deployment Manager appointed


Modernising Air Traffic Management As One

Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday 31st May 2022: Today, the new consortium behind the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) was officially appointed by the European Commission and will start on 1st June.

This new consortium takes over from the SESAR Deployment Alliance, which has been successfully executing the role of SESAR Deployment Manager since 2014.

The new consortium (SDIP – SESAR Deployment & Infrastructure Partnership) with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager as the consortium coordinator, will be located in Brussels at EUROCONTROL’s headquarters.

On this occasion, the SESAR Deployment Manager launched its new credo: ‘Modernising Air Traffic Management As One’, set out for this new mandate until 31/12/2027.

European Commission Director-General for Transport, Henrik Hololei, said: “Modernising Europe’s air traffic management infrastructure is central to meeting our sustainability objectives, and ensuring long-term resilience within the aviation sector.

“The success of the SESAR project depends on strong partnerships, which, in these challenging times for aviation, have also helped to strengthen resilience.

“I would like to offer a warm welcome to the new SESAR Deployment Manager, the renewed and highly motivated partnership, working alongside the EUROCONTROL Network Manager and bringing together innovation and operational needs.”

Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Executive Director SESAR Deployment Manager, said: “I am very thankful that we received the trust of the European Commission today by signing this Framework Partnership Agreement.

“Together with the buy in of our stakeholders and the commitment of our members, I truly believe we have created the necessary framework to continue, strengthen and improve Air Traffic Management modernisation through SESAR deployment as one team.

“My first priority will be to further build this solid and durable partnership starting from our stakeholders, the people involved in ATM, based on respect, transparency and fairness.

“Working as one is the only way to create a digital and sustainable ecosystem that can meet up to the expectations and challenges ahead in aviation.

“We now have one complete partnership, which is a key instrument to transform the vision of the Single European Sky into an operational reality.

“The strengths of the four parties involved in European Air Traffic Management modernisation (Airlines, Air Navigation Service Providers, Airports and the EUROCONTROL Network Manager) have been put together ensuring trust, consensus and buy-in from the investing stakeholders.

“After seven years of intense work, for which I want to personally thank my predecessors Massimo Garbini and Nicolas Warinsko in leading the way, it is now time to embrace the lessons learned and continue to strengthen and improve the SESAR deployment function to the benefit of all.

“By securing the full involvement of the EUROCONTROL Network Manager which will enable us to use the full potential, strength and skills of this new partnership to make the difference in ATM modernisation and digitalisation, we have now closed the loop which creates the necessary framework to ensure permanent commitment to a timely and synchronised SESAR deployment in Europe.

“All acting as one team to the benefit of European passengers, citizens, economy and environment.”

Eamonn Brennan, Director General at EUROCONTROL, said: “I am delighted to welcome the new partnership for the SESAR Deployment Manager with EUROCONTROL as consortium coordinator to our premises.

“EUROCONTROL forecasts predict 13.8 million flights in the Network by 2030 – a development that urgently needs us to accelerate the deployment of new technologies that can modernise and digitalise air traffic management to increase capacity and make aviation in Europe more efficient, resilient and more sustainable.”

Modernising Air Traffic Management As one is not only the new tagline but also the credo of the new SESAR Deployment Manager, one team standing ready to continue Air Traffic Management modernisation to the benefit of all.

The new consortium behind SESAR Deployment Manager represents all perspectives and standpoints of the stakeholders involved in SESAR deployment:

· 4 Airlines: covering 3 million flights with around 500 million passengers per year (one third of the overall European passengers).

· 14 Air Navigation Service Providers: controlling around 80% of flights in the European Union, as well as all major traffic flows operated in Europe, so around 8 million flights per year.

·  Airports: ACI Europe representing over 500 airports across 55 countries, able to provide the full airport operational perspective.

·  EUROCONTROL Network Manager: the best placed to provide a network-wide view, both in terms of technological deployment but also in terms of operational interoperability to ensure seamless functioning of the European ATM network.

More info on SESAR deployment in Europe: www.sesardeploymentmanager.eu

Press contacts:

–   SESAR Deployment Manager: cliff.van.craen@sesardeploymentmanager.eu

–   EUROCONTROL: press@eurocontrol.int

About SESAR Deployment Manager

The Single European Sky’s ATM Research project, “SESAR”, is one of the most ambitious modernisation projects launched by the European Union, contributing to the implementation of the Single European Sky. SESAR’s goal is to define, develop and deploy the technological solutions needed to increase the performance and digitalisation of Europe’s ATM system in the most cost-, flight-efficient and environmentally friendly conditions.

The adoption of the Reg. (EU) n. 716/2014 (Pilot Common Project or “PCP”), the establishment of the SESAR Deployment Manager as per Reg. (EU) n. 409/2013, as well as the subsequent elaboration of the initial SESAR Deployment Programme, marked all together a key step towards the Deployment Phase of SESAR.

Today, more than seven years after the beginning of this deployment phase in 2014, the modernisation of the European ATM systems and infrastructure is an operational reality with 230 projects in operation and 111 ongoing. More importantly, it is delivering its expected performance benefits to the aviation community, its stakeholders and in turn to European passengers, citizens, economy and environment benefitting the #EUGreenDeal.

In February 2021, the Common Project One or CP1 regulation was published, ensuring a smooth continuation of sustainable Air Traffic Management modernisation and digitalisation through SESAR deployment.

On 1 June 2022, a new aviation consortium was appointed by the European Commission to continue the role of SESAR Deployment Manager for the next 5 years.

Find out more about the SESAR Deployment Manager


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NEW CONSORTIUM BEHIND SESAR DEPLOYMENT MANAGER APPOINTED

Modernising Air Traffic Management As One

Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday 31st May 2022: Today, the new consortium behind the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) was officially appointed by the European Commission and will start on 1st June.

This new consortium takes over from the SESAR Deployment Alliance, which has been successfully executing the role of SESAR Deployment Manager since 2014.

The new consortium (SDIP – SESAR Deployment & Infrastructure Partnership) with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager as the consortium coordinator, will be located in Brussels at EUROCONTROL’s headquarters.

On this occasion, the SESAR Deployment Manager launched its new credo: ‘Modernising Air Traffic Management As One’, set out for this new mandate until 31/12/2027.

European Commission Director-General for Transport, Henrik Hololei, said: “Modernising Europe’s air traffic management infrastructure is central to meeting our sustainability objectives, and ensuring long-term resilience within the aviation sector.

“The success of the SESAR project depends on strong partnerships, which, in these challenging times for aviation, have also helped to strengthen resilience.

“I would like to offer a warm welcome to the new SESAR Deployment Manager, the renewed and highly motivated partnership, working alongside the EUROCONTROL Network Manager and bringing together innovation and operational needs.”

Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Executive Director SESAR Deployment Manager, said: “I am very thankful that we received the trust of the European Commission today by signing this Framework Partnership Agreement.

“Together with the buy in of our stakeholders and the commitment of our members, I truly believe we have created the necessary framework to continue, strengthen and improve Air Traffic Management modernisation through SESAR deployment as one team.

“My first priority will be to further build this solid and durable partnership starting from our stakeholders, the people involved in ATM, based on respect, transparency and fairness.

“Working as one is the only way to create a digital and sustainable ecosystem that can meet up to the expectations and challenges ahead in aviation.

“We now have one complete partnership, which is a key instrument to transform the vision of the Single European Sky into an operational reality.

“The strengths of the four parties involved in European Air Traffic Management modernisation (Airlines, Air Navigation Service Providers, Airports and the EUROCONTROL Network Manager) have been put together ensuring trust, consensus and buy-in from the investing stakeholders.

“After seven years of intense work, for which I want to personally thank my predecessors Massimo Garbini and Nicolas Warinsko in leading the way, it is now time to embrace the lessons learned and continue to strengthen and improve the SESAR deployment function to the benefit of all.

“By securing the full involvement of the EUROCONTROL Network Manager which will enable us to use the full potential, strength and skills of this new partnership to make the difference in ATM modernisation and digitalisation, we have now closed the loop which creates the necessary framework to ensure permanent commitment to a timely and synchronised SESAR deployment in Europe.

“All acting as one team to the benefit of European passengers, citizens, economy and environment.”

Eamonn Brennan, Director General at EUROCONTROL, said: “I am delighted to welcome the new partnership for the SESAR Deployment Manager with EUROCONTROL as consortium coordinator to our premises.

“EUROCONTROL forecasts predict 13.8 million flights in the Network by 2030 – a development that urgently needs us to accelerate the deployment of new technologies that can modernise and digitalise air traffic management to increase capacity and make aviation in Europe more efficient, resilient and more sustainable.”

Modernising Air Traffic Management As one is not only the new tagline but also the credo of the new SESAR Deployment Manager, one team standing ready to continue Air Traffic Management modernisation to the benefit of all.

The new consortium behind SESAR Deployment Manager represents all perspectives and standpoints of the stakeholders involved in SESAR deployment:

· 4 Airlines: covering 3 million flights with around 500 million passengers per year (one third of the overall European passengers).

· 14 Air Navigation Service Providers: controlling around 80% of flights in the European Union, as well as all major traffic flows operated in Europe, so around 8 million flights per year.

·  Airports: ACI Europe representing over 500 airports across 55 countries, able to provide the full airport operational perspective.

·  EUROCONTROL Network Manager: the best placed to provide a network-wide view, both in terms of technological deployment but also in terms of operational interoperability to ensure seamless functioning of the European ATM network.

More info on SESAR deployment in Europe: www.sesardeploymentmanager.eu

Press contacts:

–   SESAR Deployment Manager: cliff.van.craen@sesardeploymentmanager.eu

–   EUROCONTROL: press@eurocontrol.int

About SESAR Deployment Manager

The Single European Sky’s ATM Research project, “SESAR”, is one of the most ambitious modernisation projects launched by the European Union, contributing to the implementation of the Single European Sky. SESAR’s goal is to define, develop and deploy the technological solutions needed to increase the performance and digitalisation of Europe’s ATM system in the most cost-, flight-efficient and environmentally friendly conditions.

The adoption of the Reg. (EU) n. 716/2014 (Pilot Common Project or “PCP”), the establishment of the SESAR Deployment Manager as per Reg. (EU) n. 409/2013, as well as the subsequent elaboration of the initial SESAR Deployment Programme, marked all together a key step towards the Deployment Phase of SESAR.

Today, more than seven years after the beginning of this deployment phase in 2014, the modernisation of the European ATM systems and infrastructure is an operational reality with 230 projects in operation and 111 ongoing. More importantly, it is delivering its expected performance benefits to the aviation community, its stakeholders and in turn to European passengers, citizens, economy and environment benefitting the #EUGreenDeal.

In February 2021, the Common Project One or CP1 regulation was published, ensuring a smooth continuation of sustainable Air Traffic Management modernisation and digitalisation through SESAR deployment.

On 1 June 2022, a new aviation consortium was appointed by the European Commission to continue the role of SESAR Deployment Manager for the next 5 years.

Find out more about the SESAR Deployment Manager

Our Vision

The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

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 European Commission, 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) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. 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.