The SESAR Joint Undertaking in close cooperation with the Network Manager and Eurocontrol has delivered to the European Commission a transition plan towards the implementation of a Single European Airspace System – as outlined in the recently published Airspace Architecture Study. The plan proposes a way forward with a focus on the next five years to optimise Europe’s airspace capacity by combining airspace design with available technology solutions from SESAR.
Staggered threshold approach procedures combined with new tools show potential for achieving an increase in airport capacity of up to 10% – as well as reducing noise. A recent validation carried out by members of the Joint Undertaking (JU) are showing convincing results.
Aircraft operated by easyJet have started exchanging Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract (ADS-C) data with air traffic controllers at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC). Air France, British Airways, Iberia, Novair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Wizz Air will soon join the demonstration, which is managed under the SESAR2020 DIGITS project (Demonstration of ATM Improvements Generated by Initial Trajectory Sharing).
Commissioner Violeta BULC is pleased to welcome you to the Conference launching a network of diversity ambassadors for the transport sector which will be held in Brussels on 26 September 2019.
During the conference, you will have the opportunity to exchange with Commissioner Bulc, to network and to reflect with others on the role of ambassadors as well as on the best ways to liaise and cooperate. After the meeting, a guidance document will be shared with each participant based on the outcome of the discussions. You will be formally asked to confirm your commitment to become an ambassador at this further stage.
EASA is expanding its research activities. Its latest research project concerns safe Helicopter Off-Shore Operations and invites to tender for a 1,6 million Euro Research Project.