DEPLOYMENT PROGRAMME edition 2017 DELIVERED (proposal for update)
DEPLOYMENT PROGRAMME edition 2017 DELIVERED (proposal for update)

DEPLOYMENT PROGRAMME edition 2017 DELIVERED (proposal for update)


Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday 31 May 2017 – Massimo Garbini, Managing Director of SESAR Deployment Manager, formally delivered the SESAR Deployment Programme edition 2017 to the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission (DG MOVE) today.

The SESAR Deployment Programme (SDP) is developed to provide all necessary information to operational stakeholders impacted by the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and involved in its deployment: it includes a summary of all activities to be undertaken, their scope and timeframe, its geographical scope, as well as information on associated risks and mitigation actions. The structure of the 2017 edition has been reworked to reflect the high level of maturity that the Programme has reached after two previous editions 2015 and 2016. It now consists of 5 founding chapters designed to be stable in time.

  • SESAR: delivering benefits to EU Aviation

  • What is the SESAR Deployment Programme?

  • The Project View of the Pilot Common Project

  • Performance Approach

  • Risks Management Plan


Stable reference work plan

The latest developments in the Single European Sky environment – and especially the evolutions stemming from the SESAR project – are continuously transforming and re-shaping the European ATM infrastructure, its main features and its operational setting.

In this evolving picture, the need for a common stable reference work plan able to consistently steer the PCP Implementation across the years shall be complemented with the adequate flexibility to ensure a constant alignment with the necessary living PCP and future Common Projects optimum deployment scenario.

These double requirements led to the definition of the tailored structure of the Deployment Programme to allow stakeholders to access to data and information that is most relevant to their area of interest.

The SESAR Deployment Programme is stable by nature. It represents the translation into technical and operational terms of the business view identified within the PCP, which requires updates only as a result of the review of the Pilot Common Project, or after the adoption of a new Common Project. In this perspective, Article 12 (3) of Regulation (EU) no. 409/2013 explicitly states that “Upon adoption of each common project the Commission shall request the Deployment Manager to adapt the Deployment Programme”.


Specialized functional views

The SESAR Deployment Programme is further complemented by specialized functional views, which – on the basis of yearly updates and a periodical consultation process involving all relevant operational stakeholders – plan and report on specific topics and subjects, ensuring the availability of the most up-to-date information to the benefit of the ATM Community. In particular, the SESAR Deployment Programme works as a stable host structure to which evolving specialized views connect:

– The Deployment Programme Planning View, a more detailed planning tool to Operational Stakeholders involved in the deployment of PCP Regulation, clearly defining the scope of the implementation activities, as well as the suggested approach to be followed in the implementation of the technological elements associated to the ATM Functionalities listed in Reg. (EU) n. 716/2014;

– The Deployment Programme Monitoring View – Full PCP, a constantly evolving reporting instrument to illustrate the status of implementation of the Pilot Common Project across its geographical scope, to keep track of the deployment progress on a yearly basis, and to identify those implementation activities that still need to be undertaken (i.e. implementation gaps);

– The Deployment Programme Monitoring and Performance View / SESAR FPA, which reports on the progress of CEF-funded and SDM-coordinated Implementation Projects; this document provides a wide-ranging outlook on the progress and achievements, also referring to the performance benefits enabled by the Implementation Projects (IPs) and including the associated Cost Benefit Analysis. Finally, it features the registry of all risks associated to SDM-coordinated Implementation Projects, and supports the identification of the most appropriate Mitigation Actions.

The Deployment Programme edition 2017 and its Annex are available by clicking on the links below. Please note that these documents are proposals for update and thus still to be formally approved by the European Commission.