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    The Pilot Common Project (PCP) is a regulation, which has to be implemented by operational stakeholders in targeted geographical areas to bring the expected benefit for European ATM and European Transport Industry. The Deployment Programme is the breakdown of the PCP to project level, including clear timelines and planning details (“setting the HOW”) while the PCP sets what to implement, where and by whom as well as the time windows for implementation. This means that the Deployment Programme has direct influence on the investment plans and investment decisions of each investor. Early planning is key for the stakeholders and the DP is the tool to guide investment planning by each stakeholder. The aim of the DP is to provide the best planning to optimise the investments in ATM and bring the most value for money.

    After EC’s approval, INEA will base the next CEF Transport Calls for Proposals on the Deployment Programme (and any future updates).



    ANSP Air Navigation Service Provider
    ATM Air Traffic Management
    AO Airport Operator
    AU Airspace User
    CA Cooperative Arrangement
    CEF Connecting Europe Facility
    CfP Call for Proposals
    DLS Data Link Services
    DP Deployment Programme
    EASCG European ATM Standards Coordination Group
    EASA European Aviation Safety Agency
    EC European Commission
    EDA European Defence Agency
    ESSIP European Single Sky Implementation
    EUROCAE European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment
    FUA Flexible Use of Airspace
    IDSG Interim Deployment Steering Group
    INEA Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
    LO Liaison Officer
    MD Managing Director of the SESAR Deployment Manager
    NM Network Manager
    NOP Network Operations Plan
    NSA National Safety Authority
    PDP Preliminary Deployment Programme
    PRB Performance Review Body
    SESAR Single European Sky ATM Research
    SB Supervisory Board of the SESAR Deployment Manager
    SCP Stakeholders’ Consultation Platform of the SESAR Deployment Manager
    SDM SESAR Deployment Manager
    SG Steering Group of the SCP
    TS Thematic Sub-Group (=”Expert Group”) of SCP