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    The Internal Cooperation Agreement (ICA) is an integral part of the FPA. There is only one ICA that binds all the partners.

    In the framework of SESAR Deployment Alliance bid proposal to the European Commission, a draft ICA has been submitted to EC. In compliance with the high level principles of the Framework Partnership Agreement concluded between the EC and the partners, the ICA further details the key arrangements between the partners, in particular the relationship between the coordinating partners grouped in the SESAR Deployment Manager (management level of the governance) and the implementing partners (implementation level of the governance). Through SDA’s selection as SESAR Deployment Manager, the EC has confirmed that the arrangements proposed in the draft ICA comply with FPA’s provisions.

    The ICA has been finalised. After another review by EC it will be signed by the coordinating partners grouped in the SESAR Deployment Manager. The ICA will be made available through this website. Pending its publication, an information note with the main features of the ICA (consultation, SDM accession mechanism, FPA coordination fee) has been published on 25th February 2015 by SDM and is available here on this website.

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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