‘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.
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 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.
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 decarbonise our economy. The development and implementation of the solutions are also generating more jobs and growth for Europe.
Christian Schleifer-Heingartner, Secretary General, EUROCAE, said “Cooperation with our European partner organisations is essential for EUROCAE in all our activities, which include chairing and hosting the European air traffic management standardisation coordination group (EASCG), to coordinate all standardisation and regulatory activities in ATM – a European success story and example of how we can work together for global harmonisation and worldwide interoperability.”
Other highlights at the SESAR stand during this year’s World ATM Congress…
- Official opening of the SESAR stand, keynote by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
- Single European Sky Awards ceremony (#SESAwards), presented by Henrik Hololei, European Commission
- Panel sessions on global interoperability, SESAR 2020 and deployment
- echnical sessions on flight efficiency, automation and exploratory research, and the Data Link Services recovery plan for Europe
- Information sessions on EU ATM funding, technologies and deployment
- Meet and greet SESAR partners, including the European Commission, Network Manager, EUROCAE, EDA and EASA
- Insights into SESAR technologies, demos and Solutions Catalogue
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