In 2012, a need for SESAR Integrated Flight Trials and Demonstration Activities was identified in order to show the benefits of the Programme in day-to-day operations on a larger scale.
Against this background, a Call for Proposals was launched in 2012 in order to select a number of integrated pre-operational demonstration projects which aim to:
- Demonstrate the benefits of the SESAR solutions in a multi-aircraft/flight environment to the wider aviation community
- Capitalising on the SESAR delivery approach by going beyond the SESAR validation activities in order to increase the exposure of SESAR solutions to the real life operations and to multistakeholder environments
- Accelerating the operational acceptance and the subsequent industrialisation of the SESAR solutions
The general programme work-stream dedicated to SESAR Integrated Flight Trials and Demonstration Activities will run up to 2016.