Call for the next SESAR Deployment Manager and Framework Partnership Agreement Coordinator mandates is out

29.10.2021
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Smooth continuation on SESAR deployment guaranteed!

Today, the European Commission has published on its website the Call for the next SESAR Deployment Manager and Framework Partnership Agreement Coordinator: https://transport.ec.europa.eu/facts-fundings/grants-calls-proposals-field-transport/call-proposals-selection-sesar-deployment_en

It is great news for all aviation stakeholders involved in SESAR deployment, learning that they will be able to continue delivering ATM modernization together under the coordination of a new SESAR deployment mandate holder, ensuring a smooth continuation after the end of the current mandate by end May 2022. Our objective is to make this transition as seamless as possible for the nearly 100 implementing partners involved in SESAR deployment and relying daily on SESAR Deployment Managers’ support. By the end of this year, we will have 200 ATM modernization and digitalization projects that will be completed and deliver tangible benefits to the European passengers, citizens and economy, ensuring a solid legacy for our successor.

I am very happy to see that the European Commission is formally building on the achievements we have delivered in modernizing and digitalizing European ATM over the past 7 years through the creation of a strong and inclusive partnership between all key ATM operational stakeholders. What existed only on paper back in 2014 has been turned into an operational widely acknowledged key Single European Sky (SES) function by the SESAR Deployment Alliance and delivering concrete benefits to European passengers, citizens and economy.” Nicolas Warinsko, General Manager

This call, together with the transition from PCP to CP1 regulation and the subsequent elaboration of the SESAR Deployment Programme 2021 (pending EC College of Commissioners approval), represents a natural evolution from a pioneer phase to a stable and promising one that can count on the solid basis created by the current SDM. After 7 years of intense work it is now time to learn from the past and continue to strengthen the deployment function at the occasion of a new SDM mandate holder.” Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Chief Strategy and Programme Management