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    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