The European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Report

What is the role of the European Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Report?

The European ATM Master Plan (MP) Level 3 Implementation Report provides a holistic view of the implementation of commonly agreed actions to be taken by the States, in the context of the implementation of SESAR. These actions are consolidated in the form of “implementation objectives” that set out operational, technical and institutional improvements that could be applied to the European ATM network to meet the performance requirements for the key ATM performance areas defined at the MP Level 1 – safety, capacity, operational efficiency, cost efficiency, environment and security. The implementation objectives constitute the backbone of the Master Plan Level 3 and provide all civil and military implementing parties (ANSPs, Airport Operators, Airspace users and Regulators) with a basis for short to medium term implementation planning. They also serve as a reference for States / National Supervisory Authorities (NSAs) to fulfil their roles regarding the supervision of safe and efficient provision of air navigation services as well as the timely implementation of SESAR.



The 2016 report is based on the Master Plan Level 3 2016 Implementation Plan that included 44 implementation objectives.

The main information sources for the production of this report are the LSSIP State documents. These documents are complemented with the data extracted from the EUROCONTROL CNS business intelligence database, PBN map tool, RP2 Performance Plans (CAPEX references), and some other Network Manager information.

Although the 2016 report is a SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) deliverable, it is intended for the larger ATM community. Therefore, the structure of the report addresses different levels of readership:

  • Executive level: the 2016 report includes a comprehensive Executive Summary summarising the main developments related to SESAR implementation in 2016.
  • Management level: it also includes a Strategic View describing the progress of SESAR implementation by major ATM change and including the assessment of 2016 progress and future expectations.
  • Expert level: it also includes a Deployment View that provides a detailed analysis of every implementation objective, gives progress in 2016 at ECAC level and proposes remedial actions if applicable.

The Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Report 2016 report has been approved by the SJU on 19 September 2017.