“Partnering for excellence in global aviation” is the theme of the activities taking place at the SESAR stand and theatre during the World ATM Congress, from 7 to 9 March. The activities are hosted by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SESAR DM) in collaboration with the European Commission, Network Manager, European Defence Agency (EDA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and EUROCAE.
7-9 March, SESAR Exchange Theatre
The SESAR stand and theatre will feature a wide variety of sessions, which will illustrate with concrete examples how SESAR works with these partners and with the air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airports, airspace users, industry, the scientific community and staff associations represented through the SESAR JU and SESAR DM partnerships.
The featured activities will demonstrate the benefits that this coordinated approach are bringing to airspace users and passengers, and the overall European economy.
10:30 – 11:00 Official opening of the SESAR stand by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
11:00 – 12:00 Setting the scene: partnering for excellence in aviation
12:15 – 13:30 SESAR 2020
13:45 – 15:00 Towards global interoperability
16:00 – 17:00 Single European Sky (SES) Awards ceremony
17:00 – 18:00 SES Awards networking drink
10:30 – 11:30 Information sharing
11:45 – 12:45 SESAR Deployment
13:00 – 13:45 Advanced flexible use of airspace and free routing
13:45 – 14:30 Cooperative traffic management
14:45 – 16:00 Integration of all vehicles
16:15 – 17:15 CNS/avionics: challenges and priorities
17:30 – 18:15 Standardisation: connecting development, deployment and regulation
18:15 – 19:15 SESAR networking drink
10:30 – 11:15 Automation
11:30 – 12:30 Exploring future solutions
12:30 – 13:30 SESAR calls
High-quality data communications capabilities in the form of the datalink technology are essential enablers for the modernisation of air traffic control and to achieve SESAR performance benefits.
The current implementation did not provide the expected results and some studies were conducted to investigate the issues, the last and most relevant is the so-called ELSA study performed under SESAR JU coordination.
On the basis of the ELSA study, the SESAR DM developed the DP 2016 DLS Deployment Strategy and the DLS Recovery Plan: a fully consulted roadmap, published on DG MOVE website, guiding content and timewise the full and effective DLS deployment in Europe.
In addition, on 18 November the SESAR Deployment Manager received by the European Commission the mandate as datalink services implementation manager and is now running at full speed to implement all the actions described in DP 2016.