Come on, Sesar, Release Control

By Bart Klein Obbink

The Single European Sky is an ambitious initiative launched by the European Commission in 2004 to reform the architecture of European air traffic management (ATM). It proposes a legislative approach to meet future capacity and safety needs at a European rather than a local level. SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) is the technological dimension of the Single European Sky. It will help create a ‘paradigm shift’, supported by state-of-the-art and innovative technology. SESAR aims to eliminate the fragmented approach to European ATM, transform the ATM system, synchronise all stakeholders and federate resources. The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) was created under European Community law on 27 February 2007, with Eurocontrol and the European Community as founding members, in order to manage the SESAR Development Phase.

Book Review: Managing the Skies – Public Policy, Organization and Financing of Air Traffic Management

A book review by Ruwantissa Abeyratne

managing_the_skiesThis book, authored by two distinguished experts on the subject of air traffic management and finance and economics respectively, reflects a balanced blend of professional experience and academic research. This fusion serves the reader well in obtaining a thorough understanding of air traffic management in the introduction to the book, which acts as an enabler towards understanding a wide spectrum of air traffic systems and their complex technical aspects, which are explained in clear, unpretentious and eminently comprehensible language.

European Air Traffic Management: Principles, Practice and Research

Book Review by Rodney Fewings


The book is designed to offer the reader a single source of reference on the key subject areas of air traffic management (ATM) in Europe. The book brings together material from a number of contributors representing both industry and academia, and examines the key issues in current and future European Air Traffic Management.

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