The European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) has signed two cooperation agreements with the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking (SESAR 3 JU) and SESAR Deployment Manager (SESAR DM). Those agreements are aimed at strengthening cooperation and accelerating the delivery of the Digital European Sky as one team.
The cooperation agreements were signed on 9 March on the occasion of Airspace World (Geneva, Switzerland), the annual gathering of the global air traffic management industry. The memoranda of cooperation between EUROCAE and the SESAR DM, and between EUROCAE and the SESAR 3 JU, both aim to enhance collaboration on standardisation activities in aviation, and speed up the industrialisation and deployment of SESAR Solutions.
The cooperative arrangements will ensure that standardisation requirements are embedded at every stage of the SESAR lifecycle (i.e. definition, research and development, and deployment) and that standards-making is done collaboratively as one team between all industry stakeholders.
Anna von Groote, EUROCAE Director General, said, “The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking and SESAR Deployment Manager are active EUROCAE members. Innovative and developing domains such as ATM require inputs from stakeholders across the innovation cycle, and we are glad to see this synchronised effort in Europe and for EUROCAE to be an integral part of the innovation pipeline. All together we can support the aviation community with robust, relevant and timely standards.”
Andreas Boschen, Executive Director, SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking, said, “Standardisation is critical to ensuring that the outcomes of SESAR research and innovation become an operational reality in line with the performance needs of the aviation industry. This new collaborative arrangement with EUROCAE sets us firmly on the path to delivering an inclusive and sustainable Digital European Sky.”
Mariagrazia La Piscopia, SESAR Deployment Manager Executive, said, “I am delighted to sign this memorandum today. Through this reinforced cooperation between SESAR Deployment Manager and EUROCAE we can be even more successful in ensuring stakeholders have the right tools, references, and standards to implement the SESAR Deployment Programme. This arrangement facilitates the continuation of the European journey of ATM modernisation and digitalisation through SESAR as one strong team”.