Ongoing Projects

SESAR research projects address four key areas, namely airport operations, network operations, air traffic services and technology enablers. Research projects are also categorised into three strands: Exploratory research, Industrial research and validation and Very large-scale demonstrations. These strands have been designed as an innovation pipeline through which ideas are transformed into tangible solutions for industrialization.

Upcoming Calls

An information day will take place in Brussels on 22 March to present the recently-launched third Call for Proposals for SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research and the first for Very Large Scale Demonstration projects, under the umbrella of the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research Framework Programme.

This call covers a wide range of topics aimed at boosting the performance of aviation in Europe. A total of EUR 28 million is earmarked for the research from the EU’s Horizon 2020 budget.