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.

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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