Did you know that... A digitalised sky means a greener sky! #DYKT

The journey towards a more sustainable Single Digital European Sky more environmentally friendly Air Traffic Management (ATM) starts with SESAR – the technological pillar of the Single European Sky initiative. This ambitious modernisation and digitalisation initiative aims to benefit the European sky, passengers, citizens, economies and sustainability goals for the planet through the definition, development, validation and deployment of solutions identified for a modern, digital single European airspace. SESAR Deployment Manager coordinates the deployment phase of this initiative, turning modernisation solutions into an operational reality on the ground and in the air together with its partners.

Since 2015, SESAR Deployment Manager coordinates ATM modernisation and digitalisation, with 190 completed aviation modernisation projects and 153 ongoing. Out of these projects, 135 SESAR implementation projects are saving trees and 109 projects benefit the digitalisation of Europe’s sky, showing a steadily increasing commitment to the European Commission’s sustainability goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050.

This ambitious project was supported by the Pilot Common Project, a European regulation which represented a first exercise of coordinated and synchronised SESAR deployment for a more efficient, cost-effective, resilient, scalable and environmentally sustainable ATM. Its successor is the Common Project One regulation, which entered into force on the 22nd of February 2021, and which is building on the lessons learned from the pilot phase with an even stronger emphasis on making Europe’s sky more digital and sustainable, contributing to the EU Green Deal.


Moreover, in 2016, the European Commission also mandated the SESAR Deployment Manager to coordinate and manage the implementation of Data Link Services in Europe, a key enabler for a digitalised EU sky. The satellite solution “Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast” (ADS-B) is also key in the digitalisation process, enabling the tracking of aircraft without radar for a more seamless air traffic which improves aircraft efficiency, costs and environmental sustainability.

SESAR Deployment Manager is now accelerating Europe’s flight towards a greener sky through ongoing on-site implementation of concrete solutions for a more environmentally sustainable airspace, always building bridges and joining forces with operational aviation stakeholders. This synchronised and coordinated modernisation approach is delivering a more digital, sustainable and greener European sky.

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