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    Local plans already exist. They are made of projects, some of them PCP related, so within SDM’s scope, some others addressing implementation outside PCP, so outside SDM’s scope. In the absence of SDM and DP, it could happen that local projects, even when related to PCP, are not well coordinated in scope and in time, resulting into overlaps, duplications, sub-optimum implementation, higher costs, and lower or delayed benefits.

    The Deployment Programme’s ambition is to develop a top-down project view of all implementation projects needed to fully and timely implement the PCP. After stakeholders’ consultation, buy-in and approval by EC, it is indeed SDM’s expectation that the same stakeholders will bring the DP back home, re-align their own local plans and submit proposals to future CEF Transport Calls accordingly.

    So, whilst SDM acknowledges that stakeholders should continuously update their local plans, SDM strongly recommends considering DP after its approval as the reference. The more stakeholders’ local plans align with DP, the more chances stakeholders have to get their projects awarded for co-funding.



    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