Successful consultation process achieved for the Monitoring View 2020


During the Consultation Campaign of 2020, SDM has successfully consulted, through the Stakeholder Consultation Platform (SCP), the Monitoring View 2020 as part of the Guidance Material for the SESAR Deployment Programme Implementation. The first draft of the document was distributed to stakeholders for their consultation on the 1st of October 2020 and was later integrated with the agreed contributions received. The finalised document, resulting from a thorough bilateral coordination between SDM and its stakeholders, has been officially supported by our SCP members who have expressed their positive opinion on the Monitoring View 2020 on the 10th of December 2020. The success of this consultation process is surely to be attributed to the longstanding support of our stakeholders. 

The Monitoring View 2020 document presents the status on the deployment of the Pilot Common Project regulation in Europe under the frame of the SESAR Deployment Programme. The technical contributions from all stakeholders have been gathered and analysed by the SDM to provide a truly representative picture of this modernisation journey, which also allows the identification of what is still deemed necessary to ensure the complete implementation of the PCP. 

The PCP Deployment activities currently completed or in progress cover 75.2% of the total ground gaps. In comparison with results stemming from previous rounds of the SDM Monitoring Exercise, and despite of the Covid-19 crisis, a positive trend can be identified in the deployment progress. In fact, the Implementation completed increased by 5 percentage points from 27.5% in 2019 to 32.8% in this report. In particular, some Families have been already fully implemented in line or in advance to the PCP target dates. It is important also to stress the relevance of the CEF support, with 26.8% of all gaps being under implementation with its support.

As part of the 2020 Monitoring Exercise, information from European stakeholders about the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the ATM modernisation activities were also collected. 57% of ground stakeholders confirmed a negative impact on their implementation plans related to PCP, whereas 30% did not confirm nor denied an impact and 13% declared no impacts related to Covid-19. More than half of the stakeholders who confirmed the negative effect, however specified that this impact cannot be quantified yet, thus translated in postponement of target dates. Those stakeholders who were in a position to quantify the delay indicated approximately 21-month postponement, which did not vary critically between different ATM functionalities. The SDM is well aware that this is just an initial picture of the crisis affecting the aviation ecosystem and that more precise information could be available only in the following months/years.