SES og "Single European Sky"
The EU aims to integrate ATM in Europe into a single airspace (Single European Sky). The aim is to improve efficiency, create a more cost-efficient ATM system and ensure environment-friendly handling of air traffic in Europe.
The EU targets are set out in the Single European Sky (SES) legislative package from 2004 and various amendments to it in the SES II legislative package from 2009. SES is thus based on EU legislation and will be a key driver of the air traffic sector’s future organisation, structure and economy.
The EU legislation includes the following requirements:
The many geographical areas based on state boundaries must be combined to form a few large FABs. These joint airspace blocks must be established no later than December 2012 and take into account a number of requirements concerning improvement of, among other things, efficiency and flexibility.
Implementation of performance-based rules with requirements that are governed by actual performance targets to be set and tested in 2012-2014, the so-called first reference period (RP1), followed by similar, but five-year, reference periods (see section on Performance scheme
Transfer of powers and responsibilities relating to safety in the ATM area to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Significant changes to and trimming of Eurocontrol’s management, structure and tasks, with a clear distribution of responsibilities between the European Commission, EASA and Eurocontrol. The European Commission has the overall authority role; EASA is responsible for aviation safety, while Eurocontrol’s main task is to support the European Commission and Member States with expert assistance on regulatory matters, etc. For example, from 2012, Eurocontrol will take care of the overall coordination via its function as Network Manager controlled via a Network Manager Board with a variety of industry players as stakeholders.
Implementation of environmental rules and regulations.
The regulations mean that the European Commission, Eurocontrol and EASA will be the main drivers of the development and progress of the processes that are to create a single European airspace (Single European Sky).
Naviair participates in a national working group that assists the Danish Transport Authority in determining Denmark’s position on the implementing rules and comments on legislative proposals both here and through its international trade association, CANSO.
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