2019 LSSIP event: Coordinated and on track to improve European ATM

A group photo of the 2019 LSSIP event participants

The Local Single Sky Implementation mechanism (LSSIP), is one of EUROCONTROL’s key services to the ATM community, and the 2019 edition of the well-attended annual LSSIP event saw almost 100 stakeholders from 41 States plus European institutions gather at EUROCONTROL HQ on 2 October to take stock of where each one of the ECAC States and EUROCONTROL Comprehensive Agreement States is in terms of implementing the European ATM Master Plan Level 3.

The annual LSSIP event provides a valuable opportunity to review the progress of ATM implementation in Europe. The results of this reporting exercise will be compiled in a new set of Local Single Sky ImPlementation (LSSIP) documents, which then feed into the annual European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Progress Report. Following the event, a new LSSIP monitoring cycle starts, based on the most recent European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Plan 2019.

In terms of ensuring all States are coordinated and on track to improve European ATM, the LSSIP process plays a vital role, providing a comprehensive picture of the implementation of the Single European Sky package across ECAC States; allowing the alignment of the performance of State plans with the evolution of ATM; and ensuring that EUR Region States report to ICAO about their progress on the Global Air Navigation Plan ASBU (Aviation System Block Upgrade) modules.

At a lively event including a strategic presentation by Iacopo Prissinotti, EUROCONTROL Director Network Management, participants reviewed all aspects of the LSSIP process. The event looked at what’s new for the 2019 cycle (presenter: Veronique Martou), reviewed progress on the European ATM Master Plan Level 3 (Octavian Cioara) and on its 2019 Implementation Plan (Igor Marcetic); and considered recent developments (Luca Dell'Orto) and reporting tools (Alessandro Prestigiacomo). New features this year were the addition of two additional reporting mechanisms to the LSSIP process in the form of NETSYS and U-Space monitoring. This was complemented by one of the event’s most valuable features, learning from experience, with EUROCONTROL’s Agnieszka Dybowska and ENAIRE’s Estibaliz Salazar Fernandez leading the review of 2018 LSSIP Lessons Learned and Best Practices.

More about LSSIP

Our webpage provides more information about our LSSIP monitoring and our event page holds all event presentations.