SESAR Discussed At World ATM Conference In Madrid
Whether it’s tackling runway safety, passenger security, drone proliferation, a capacity crunch or the broader regulatory, social and commercial issues underlying Europe’s aviation ecosystem, there is one thing for sure… partnerships and cooperation are the way forward. This is the key message to come out of the SESAR sessions at the World ATM Congress (WAC).
“Today I think that "togetherness" is reflected in our work on the Single European Sky and approach to international cooperation. Sometimes the process of moving forward can be slow and frustrating and it might be tempting to go it alone. But we should remember that while alone we move faster, together we go further,” said Henrik Hololei, Director General of DG MOVE, who delivered the keynote at the opening session, ‘Setting the scene – partnering for ATM excellence in global aviation’.
In fact, ‘Partnering for excellence in global aviation’ is the theme for all activities taking place at the SESAR stand and theatre during the World ATM Congress. Activities are being hosted by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SESAR DM) in collaboration with the European Commission, Network Manager, European Defence Agency, European Aviation Safety Agency and EUROCAE, the European leader in aviation industry standards.
“ATM is a complex ecosystem, where each stakeholder has its own priorities and plans, but without strong partnerships ATM modernization is impossible," said Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking. "The delivery of a Single European Sky can only happen through a collective approach and consensus, in our case around delivering operational and technological solutions.”
SESAR and its support of the Single European Sky (SES) is recognised in the EU Aviation Strategy as key to boosting Europe’s economy and securing its leading role in international aviation. Through public-private partnerships and regional outreach, including universities, industry and experts, SESAR’s unique platform is transforming Europe’s vision of a SES into a reality.
Indeed, results coming out of the SESAR pipeline are already prompting uptake by all stakeholders across Europe and worldwide. This is providing better connectivity and mobility, safety and security, passenger experience, as well as meeting wider social and environmental expectations to further decarbonize our economy. The development and implementation of the solutions are also generating more jobs and growth for Europe.
(Source: SESAR news release)