SESAR Joint Undertaking celebrates 10 years – how time flies!

Oct. 20, 2017

This year, the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) celebrates ten years of defining and developing solutions to modernise Europe’s air traffic management. On 19 October, the anniversary year was marked by the SESAR JU and its members on the occasion of the partnership’s Administrative Board meeting.

Marian-Jean Marinescu, Member of the European Parliament, congratulated the SESAR JU and it members, noting that SESAR was a true European success story, paying dividends in terms of benefits not just to the economy but also to citizens. He noted the significant progress made by the partnership in delivering quality solutions and the need to continue to work closely with the Deployment Manager to ensure their swift deployment.

Henrik Hololei, Director General of DG MOVE and Chair of the SESAR JU Administrative, expressed his pride in the partnership, which was very much a pioneer in terms of public-private collaboration, not just in Europe but worldwide. Referring to the 63 solutions delivered by the SESAR JU, he remarked that, “we have collectively achieved what was not possible individually”.

The modernisation of air traffic management is a team game, agreed Frank Brenner, Director General of Eurocontrol and Vice-Chair of the SESAR JU Administration Board. He encouraged the membership to forge ahead with SESAR 2020 with the same spirit of partnership to deliver even greater results in the years to come. 

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SESAR JU 10th Anniversary