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2020 edition of the European ATM Master Plan sets a clear direction towards a digital European sky

At the signing of the European ATM Master Plan in 2019

Formal approval of the 2020 edition of the European ATM Master Plan by the Administrative Board of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) concludes the Master Plan campaign coordinated with the SJU by EUROCONTROL within the framework of SESAR project PJ20, involving 21 contributing partners under the leadership of EUROCONTROL.

The drafting of the updated document and consulting on it also drew on inputs from a wide range of external aviation experts, including ECAC-wide consultations through EUROCONTROL’s Civil Military Stakeholder Committee.

At the heart of the 2020 edition is an emphasis on the need for digital transformation to deliver the digital European sky, increasing the levels of automation, cyber-secure data sharing, and connectivity in ATM.

This is particularly true at EUROCONTROL which, underlines Eamonn Brennan, Director General EUROCONTROL and Vice-Chair of the SESAR Administrative Board, has “already taken a first important step towards investment in a digital transformation programme for the EUROCONTROL Network Manager featuring advanced capabilities and new services that will support the evolution of operational concepts over coming decades”.

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Read the full SESAR Joint Undertaking press release and download the Master Plan.