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    By signing the FPA there is an obligation to conclude an internal cooperation agreement. How and when will the negotiations start? Will a first draft be made available and to whom?

    CliffVC edited question

      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