SJU Airspace Architecture Study

Category: Single European Sky
Published on Thursday, 14 March 2019
Written by LVE

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) has performed and published an European  " Airspace Architecture Study".

 Please find the full report @

ICB info digest

Category: Single European Sky
Published on Monday, 11 February 2019
Written by LVE

ICB release a biannual publication called The ATM Information Digest, that provides an up to date and comprehensive summary of activity in European ATM. The document is divided into the following chapters:

• EU Policy
• Performance and Charging
• Technology
 The document also contains a number of annexes with links to useful resources, public consultations, on-going legislation, European parliament procedures, EASA rulemaking activities, information on the Connecting Europe Facility, and SES Legislation.

please find the 2019 digest here.

Earlier issues can be found on the ICB portal.

Minimum services’ in the ATM sector

Category: Single European Sky
Published on Tuesday, 02 August 2016

Please note that the European Commission have taken an initiative to adopt a Guidance document on ‘Best practices in minimum service levels in airspace management’ as directed by the Aviation Strategy Action Plan.

Please find the letter that ATCEUC and ETF wrote to Commissioner Mrs. Bulc regarding the "Minimum Service levels" in the provision of ATM services.

Please find a joint letter drafted by ATCEUC, ECA, ETF, IFAIMA, IFATCA and IFATSEA 5PSO's) on amendments AM 339, 814, 905 and 1072 linked with minimum services in the provision of ATM (EP Opinion on the revision of the EASA Basic Regulation), as well a joint statement ‘ATCEUC-ETF’ on the ATM worker’s rights.

ATM Master Plan

Category: Single European Sky
Published on Friday, 15 January 2016

The European ATM Master Plan is the agreed roadmap that connects ATM research and development activities with deployment scenarios to achieve the SES performance objectives.

More information about this plan can be found on site of the EC site.


More technical information on the different levels of the EATM Master plan can be found on next portal


Please find the link to the complete to the executive view of the European ATM master plan 2015


IFATSEA in cooperation with the other Professional Staff Organization's has contributed to the preparation of this plan, especially in the Human factors section, Chapter 4.7.

Deployment Manager

Category: Single European Sky
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015

The Deployment Manager shall be responsible for the SESAR management level. It has been selected by the Commission on 5th December 2014

The Deployment Manager delivered a preliminary Deployment Program that shall be used as reference for the first Implementation projects and serve as basis to deliver a full Deployment Program by end June 2015.

This Deployment Program shall provide a comprehensive and structured work plan of all activities necessary to implement technologies, procedures and best practices required to implement common projects.

The Deployment Manager has developed and delivered the full Deployment Program on 29 June, after an extensive consultation process.


Category: Single European Sky
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015

Single Sky Committee

The Single Sky Committee (SSC) has been established to support the European Commission in the implementation of the Single European Sky. The Commission will submit to this committee, composed by Member States’ representatives and observers from third countries and EUROCONTROL, the measures to be taken with regard to policy and regulatory matters. Specific questions could be examined, where appropriate, within working groups reporting to it.

The Single Sky Committee gives its agreement on the draft implementing rules or community specifications that have been drafted by the mandated organizations before the Commission adopts these.

An important role is given to the coreper to prepare these meetings at national level.

The SSC convene 4 times a year, but also have ad-hoc meetings. The agendas can be found on the comitology register of the European Commission, or in the members only repository.

Search Document page of the Comitology Register


Category: Single European Sky
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015


In 2004, the European Commission, kick of the Single European Sky legislation with a set known as the basic regulations.

The EC launched a Proposal (known as SES 2 plus) for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the implementation of the Single European Sky (recast).

The package proposes revising the four SES Regulations ((EC) Nos 549-552/2004, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1070/2009) and the EASA Basic Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 216/2008, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1108/2009)[9]. ([[|COM/2013/0410 final - 2013/0186 (COD)]])

The proposal has been discussed in the European Parliament (first reading March 2014).

Read more: SES


Category: Single European Sky
Published on Monday, 31 August 2015

ICB - Industrial Consultation Body

The Industry Consultation Body (ICB) has been created by the Single European Sky legislation with the strong support of stakeholders and provides technical advice to the European Commission on the implementation. It is an important mechanism for the definition of the future ATM strategy and its implementation. It is an opportunity for all parts of industry to tell the European Commission what they expect from the Single European Sky and to give their views on options and timetables.

The Commission intends to use the advice of the ICB to steer not only the legislative initiatives, but also the standardization, research and infrastructure investments of the Commission.

IFATSEA representative: Costas Christoforou (plenary, TSG),  Robert Schneeubauer (ISG) & Carlos Viegas (TSG)

ICB portal (requires login provided by EC)