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    What is your relationship with the SESAR Joint Undertaking?


    Cliff Van Craen

    CliffVC answered

      The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) are the two pillars of the same SESAR project. However, the SESAR Deployment Manager is a separate entity from the SESAR Joint Undertaking. SESAR Joint Undertaking’s focus is on developing, validating and preparing the technologies and the procedures required to modernise the European ATM system for industrialisation. SESAR Deployment Manager’s focus is on developing and executing an implementation plan for technologies and procedures mature for implementation and requiring synchronisation so as to ensure they are prioritised based on the benefits they will deliver to Europe’s air transport industry.

      Recognising the strong interdependencies between SESAR Joint Undertaking and SESAR Deployment Manager, we work closely with the SESAR Joint Undertaking to ensure alignment between the Deployment Programme and the European ATM Master Plan, and to bridge between research and innovation activities of the SESAR Joint Undertaking and deployment activities of the SESAR Deployment Manager in a performance-driven manner.

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        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