SESAR Joint Undertaking and the European aviation strategy

20 April 2017

For Florian Guillermet, there are several short-, medium- and long-term challenges that stand in the way of exploiting the economic potential of the aviation industry; they include the need to deal with the forecast increase in traffic, airport saturation and the slow economic recovery in Europe.

The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme and support for the Single European Sky are part of the European Union’s Aviation Strategy’s vision to overcome these challenges.

“Technology and innovation are key enablers in this regard, allowing in the medium-term for the development of leaner and more modular systems that are easier to upgrade and are more interoperable with each other,” points out Mr Guillermet.

But what have been the achievements and lessons from SESAR 1? How have these lessons been incorporated into SESAR 2020? Can we quantify the benefits of the SESAR work so far? What is on the horizon beyond 2020?

Read our Skyway interview to find out the answers to these and other questions relating to the SESAR programme.


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