The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) are the two pillars of the same SESAR project. However, the SESAR Deployment Manager is a separate entity from the SESAR Joint Undertaking. SESAR Joint Undertaking’s focus is on developing, validating and preparing the technologies and the procedures required to modernise the European ATM system for industrialisation. SESAR Deployment Manager’s focus is on developing and executing an implementation plan for technologies and procedures mature for implementation and requiring synchronisation so as to ensure they are prioritised based on the benefits they will deliver to Europe’s air transport industry.
Recognising the strong interdependencies between SESAR Joint Undertaking and SESAR Deployment Manager, we work closely with the SESAR Joint Undertaking to ensure alignment between the Deployment Programme and the European ATM Master Plan, and to bridge between research and innovation activities of the SESAR Joint Undertaking and deployment activities of the SESAR Deployment Manager in a performance-driven manner.