Brussels, Belgium, Monday, 17th October 2016 – The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) launched the “2016 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals” on 13th October, which includes a budget of 400 million euro to support SESAR deployment.
The amount is split into a general (300 million euro) and a cohesion (100 million) envelope.
Indicatively, 80% of the funding available under Priority “Single European Sky – SESAR” will be dedicated to Pilot Common Project (PCP) implementation under SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) coordination.
As from now, Air Traffic Management (ATM) stakeholders can submit PCP-related projects through SDM.
“We see with satisfaction the continuation of the political commitment on SESAR Deployment,” said Massimo Garbini, SDM Managing Director.
“With this third call the role of SDM is even more recognised as an added value through the prioritisation of ATM investments to correctly deploy the Pilot Common Project. SDM will deliver appropriately!”
The main technical driver for this call is the Deployment Programme (DP) developed by SDM in wide consultation with ATM stakeholders.
Based on the “readiness for implementation”, as assessed in the DP, 11 specific implementation families of the DP have been indicated as a priority for the Call (details in annex).
Among those implementation families is the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) for which SDM has designed a SWIM Governance Action Plan.
On top of these 11 families, there is a strong focus on Data Link Services (DLS) in this call which also refers to the DLS Recovery Plan developed by SDM at the request of the EC for the purpose of this specific Call, in accordance with the DLS Implementation Strategy towards Initial Trajectory Information Sharing embedded into the DP.
The indicative financial envelope that is made available for the implementation of the DLS recovery plan is maximum 30% of the to-be-budget allocated to the implementation of the PCP within this Call.
In order to support the operational stakeholders in preparing their DLS related projects in best alignment with the Recovery Plan, SDM is organising a DLS implementation workshop on 20th October.
SDM will also inform the manufacturing industry on 25th October via live webstreaming and invite all stakeholders to attend the SDM 2016 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals Launch Event on 27th October.
- Deployment Programme
The main technical driver for this call is the Deployment Programme developed by SDM in wide consultation with ATM stakeholders.
The Call indicates that priority will be given to the projects addressing the following families identified in the Deployment Programme:
· 1.1.2: AMAN (Arrival Manager) upgrade to include extended Horizon function;
· 1.2.3: RNP1 (Required Navigation Performance) operations in high density TMAs (Terminal Control Areas) ground capabilities;
· 2.2.1: A-SMGCS Levels 1 and 2 (Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System);
· 2.4.1: A-SMGCS routing and planning functions;
· 2.5.1: Airport safety nets associated with A-SMGCS (Level 2);
· 2.5.2: Aircraft and vehicle systems contributing to airport safety nets;
· 3.2.1: Upgrade of AATM systems (NM, ANSPs, AUs) to support Direct Routings (DCTs) and Free Routing Airspace (FRA);
· 3.2.4: Implement free route airspace;
· 4.2.2: Interactive rolling Network Operations Plan (NOP)
· 5.1.2: New PENS – Future Pan-European Network Service;
· 5.1.3: Common SWIM (System Wide Information Management) infrastructure components.
The Call is split into a general (300 million euro) and a cohesion (100 million) envelope.
Indicatively, 80% of the funding available under Priority “Single European Sky – SESAR” will be dedicated to projects selected under the Common Projects category (Category 1), both under general and cohesion envelopes. However, the final allocation of funding may be adjusted between Common Projects (Category 1) and Other Projects (Category 2) depending on the actual funding needs of the selected proposals, while giving priority to the implementation of Common Projects.
- SDM as coordinator
For the Category 1, the SESAR Deployment Manager is to act as coordinator in each cluster of projects (or action). Applicants who are awarded a grant under Category 1 of this Call and are not partners in the SESAR Deployment Framework Partnership will be required to join the SESAR Deployment Framework Partnership, as partners, by signing the Framework Partnership Agreement before being able to sign the Specific Grant Agreements covering their projects.
Applicants under Category 1 must coordinate their applications with the SDM who shall perform a screening of these applications to assess their relevance to Pilot Common Project implementation, compliance with DP and the priorities indicated in this call. For this purpose the above mentioned applicants shall provide the SDM through IP description with all the necessary information that it requires to ensure coherence and effective coordination of the projects in accordance with the DP. Based on this assessment, the SDM may advise the applicants to revise their applications or to submit them under the Category 2.