465,7 m euro additional investment increasing Europe’s ATM performance through SESAR

The European Commission (INEA) has just announced the CEF Coordination Committee Decision including the results regarding the Funding Objective 3.1, “Single European Sky – SESAR”.

A total of 290,3 m euro of EU funding will be devoted to modernising European air traffic management. All in all, 14 projects under which the project “SESAR Deployment Programme implementation – 2017” –  including no less than 49 implementation projects in one action submitted by SESAR Deployment Manager have been awarded.

This means that, under the coordination of SDM, these 49 implementation projects with the involvement of 59 partners have been awarded by INEA for a total eligible cost of 465,7 million euro with 232,2 million euro of INEA co-funding.

This brings the total investment in ATM modernization coordinated by SESAR Deployment Manager to 3 billion euro, with a total grant of 1,35 billion euro. With this new action included, SESAR Deployment Manager is managing a total of 349 projects from 93 partners of which 77 are already completed. These newly awarded modernization projects are expected to bring more safety and capacity benefits to the overall European ATM network performance.

Click here for the official EC communication and related info


The SDA is a “Not-for-Profit” International Association (AISBL) set-up under Belgian Law and composed of leading airlines, airports and air navigation service providers – the managers and users of Europe’s airspace. They are committed to the principle of the Single European Sky and to deploying the technologies that will deliver it to create customer and environmental efficiencies.

The EC selected the SDA to fulfil the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function from 5th of December 2014. The role of SDM is specified by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 409/2013.

We are currently seeking a new Deputy Head of Framework Partnership Agreement Coordination  (DHoFPAC) for this senior management assignment to lead our Framework Partnership Agreement Coordination, to replace the existing post head of Framework Partnership Agreement Coordination.

As written in the assignment description we are looking for individuals who have undertaken a substantive role in leading a European agency, public or private sector organization.

Click here for the Deputy Head of Framework Partnership Agreement Coordination role description

If you think you have the skills and experience, we are looking for please send your candidature to hr@sesardeploymentmanager.eu is midnight CET on Wednesday, 31 October, 2018.

As with interviews scheduled to take place as from week commencing Monday, 12 November 2018 in Brussels or via Webex call.


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US-Europe provide snapshot of progress on joint aviation modernisation efforts

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, SESAR Joint Undertaking and SESAR Deployment Manager have together published a summary of the current state of progress towards achieving the necessary level of harmonisation and global interoperability between the NextGen and SESAR modernisation initiatives.

Now in its third edition, the State of Harmonisation publication reflects the current and planned collaboration efforts by the U.S. and the EU to harmonise and secure the modernisation of ATM, not just across the Atlantic but globally in support of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) and its Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) programme.

Both NextGen and SESAR recognise the need to integrate the air and ground components of their respective ATM systems. This requires greater efficiency in the planning and execution of flight trajectories and the seamless and timely sharing of accurate information. The U.S.-EU harmonisation work aims to ensure that modernisation in air navigation systems worldwide supports a high-performing aviation system over time, based on global cooperation leading to seamless operations and safe and efficient practices for the airspace users and the travelling public.

NextGen and SESAR have together made significant progress in several critical areas since the publication of the first edition of the State of Harmonisation in 2014 and second edition in 2016. This third edition provides an update on each of these areas and reflects the broadening scope of the Memorandum of Cooperation, which was expanded in December 2017 to include all aspects of the ATM modernisation lifecycle, from planning to development and deployment.

Download the State of Harmonisation document here