Single European Sky

July 9, 2012 - 3:20am

The reality is pretty obvious: managing fewer flights can only help European air traffic control meet the tough targets that were designed to prepare it for a wholesale transformation to a radical space-based regime. The latest statistics show that Europe-wide, the en-route delay in 2012 is now 0.45 minutes per flight–well down from the figure last year of 1.1 minutes and already lower than the 0.5 minutes target for 2014.

May 16, 2012 - 9:40am

Participation in the next-generation European airspace system will require business aircraft operators to invest in new equipment–to the tune of some $3.45 billion between now and 2024–as the concept of “first-come, first-served” is gradually retired, Patrick Ky, executive director of the Single European Sky ATM Research (Sesar) Joint Undertaking, told EBACE attendees yesterday.

May 15, 2012 - 8:30pm

Operators of business and general aviation aircraft will have to accept that participation in the next-generation European airspace system will require them to invest in new equipment, as the concept of “first-come, first-served” is gradually retired.

March 19, 2012 - 1:47pm
ATC Global Eurocontrol exhibit

The annual ATC Global conference and exhibition, held earlier this month in Amsterdam, attempted to bring into sharper focus the vision of a Single European Sky (SES).

March 8, 2012 - 4:00pm

The FAA and a group of European air navigation service providers signed a joint statement of purpose to work toward a “future interoperable aviation system that is operationally driven and technology enhanced.” Europe and the U.S. are both undertaking ATC modernization programs: Sesar (Single European Sky ATM Research) in Europe and NextGen in the U.S. Under the agreement, the parties will coordinate on areas such as systems implementation, program management and transitioning to these new systems.

March 5, 2012 - 3:57pm

Major players in ATC are meeting in Amsterdam this week for ATC Global, which has long been considered the leading international event for the ATC community. This year’s conference and exhibition will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies and is expected to draw some 5,400 attendees.

December 1, 2011 - 4:54pm

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is voicing its concerns over the European Commission’s draft regulation for airport slot allocation. “The association is hugely disappointed that the EC, despite robust arguments against, has maintained a recast of its slot regulation…based solely on the number of passengers carried,” EBAA said.

November 28, 2011 - 2:22pm
Mike Ambrose

The Association of European Airlines (AEA), the European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA), the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have jointly issued a plea to EU member states “to stop procrastinating” on the Single European Sky project “and finally

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Mike Ambrose

On several fronts Europe’s regional airlines face challenges to achieve parity with larger airlines–which operate larger aircraft and wield more clout–and the heavily subsidized rail sector.

October 17, 2011 - 2:25pm
Euro ATM

Most European states have fallen behind in their legislated commitments to improve the operational, financial and environmental efficiency of the continent’s air traffic management system, according to the latest independent Performance Review Body (PRB) report and draft recommendations from the European Commission.

 
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