ATM Master Plan maintenance

Ensuring the maintenance, updating and alignment of the three levels of the European ATM Master Plan.

European ATM stakeholders collaborate on developing a shared vision for the future of ATM and on developing the necessary enabling solutions in the framework of the ATM Master Plan. 

Under the leadership of EUROCONTROL, the SESAR 2020 Master Plan maintenance project (PJ 20 AMPLE), ensures that all dimensions of the European ATM Master Plan progress in sync with each other and with the latest technological and operational advances in ATM. The European ATM Master Plan is available on the European ATM Portal (eATM portal).

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Our role

We provide the means, the framework and expertise to prepare the necessary updates to the European ATM Master Plan. To this end, we monitor the progress on development and implementation and set a transparent and neutral coordination process. The Master Plan maintenance project contributes to SESAR 2020 activities in the following ways:

  • coordinating and supporting the management of the Master Plan updates (yearly for level two and three; every three years for the level one);
  • setting-up work packages to ensure partners contributions and where needed specific working arrangements for broad Stakeholder involvement;  
  • describing medium - to long-term SESAR performance ambitions in line with SES performance goals;
  • outlining operational and technological changes necessary to achieve the goals of the Single European Sky, assisting the SESAR JU in Common Projects definition;
  • developing deployment scenarios synchronising SESAR solutions for optimal deployment, on the basis of consolidated performance assessments and cost-benefit analysis;
  • assessing solutions regulatory or standardisation needs and timelines and maintaining the associated Master Plan roadmaps;
  • assessing business cases on the basis of financial and qualitative arguments, identifying positive and negative aspects and ways of mitigating the negative aspects;
  • developing, coordinating and planning the detailed implementation actions for mature Solutions and reporting on their deployment progress;
  • providing expertise to the SESAR Joint Undertaking for identifying Master Plan changes related to emerging requirements: new entrants, disruptive technologies, etc.;
  • providing and populating in coordination with PJ19, the ATM Master Plan portal.


Airbus Sas,  Valstybes Imone Oro Navigacija, Luftfartsverket, Dassault Aviation, Dfs Deutsche Flugsicherung Gmbh, Direction Des Services De La Navigation Aerienne, Entidad Publica Empresarial Enaire, Enav Spa, Indra Sistemas Sa, Nats (En Route) Public Limited Company,  Heathrow Airport Limited,  Leonardo - Societa Per Azioni,  Skyguide, Sa Suisse Pour Les Services De La Navigation Aerienne Civils Et Militaires,  Thales Las France Sas,  Naviair,  Croatia Control, Croatian Air Navigation Services Ltd,  Austro Control Osterreichische Gesellschaft Fur Zivilluftfahrt Mbh,  Swedavia Ab,  Flughafen Munchen Gmbh,  Polska Agencja Zeglugi Powietrznej, Rizeni Letoveho Provozu Ceske Republiky Statni Podnik,  Letove Prevadzkove Sluzby Slovenskej Republiky, Statny Podnik, Udaras Eitliochta Na Heireann The Irish Aviation Authority, Aeroports De Paris, Avinor As, Flughafen Zurich Ag.