European ATM Master Plan - implementation report - level 3

The European ATM Master Plan Level 3 (MPL3) implementation report provides a holistic view of the progress made by ECAC States in implementing commonly agreed actions in the context of the implementation of SESAR programme.

These actions are consolidated in implementation objectives addressing elements in SESAR which have reached the necessary operational and technical maturity and for which stakeholders have expressed an interest in their operational introduction. They provide all civil and military implementing parties (ANSPs, Airport Operators, Airspace Users and Regulators) with a basis for short- to medium-term implementation planning.

The 2020 report provides a:

  • synoptic overview of implementation progress in 2019 per essential operational changes (EOC) and gives an outlook of future evolutions.
  • deployment analysis of the implementation progress per Level 3 implementation objective in addition to an expected evolution.

The report serves as a reference for States/National Supervisory Authorities (NSAs) to fulfill their roles regarding the supervision of safe and efficient provision of air navigation services as well as the timely implementation of SESAR programme. 

The Master Plan Level 3 implementation report 2020 has been approved for delivery to the SJU and is pending acceptance.

Learn more in the full report.


The European ATM Master Plan is the main planning tool for setting the ATM priorities, ensuring that the SESAR target concept becomes a reality. It is an evolving roadmap and the result of collaboration between all ATM stakeholders.

The Master Plan provides a high-level view of what needs doing in order to deliver a high performing ATM system, while explaining why and by when. It sets the framework for the development activities performed by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) and deployed by stakeholders in partnership with the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM).

The implementation view is the third level of the Master Plan structure, containing the Implementation Plan and Report fed by elements coming from reporting processes, such as the Local Single Sky Implementation (LSSIP). The MPL3 implementation plan and report constitute the mechanism that enables the ECAC-wide implementation monitoring and planning of the Master Plan.


European ATM Master Plan level 3 - implementation report (2020)