SESAR 1 achievements: in the words of our members and partners

2016 marks the completion of the first phase of SESAR research and innovation (SESAR 1) and the delivery of technological and operational solutions ready for deployment. The SESAR Joint Undertaking invited SESAR members and partners to share their thoughts on the achievements of the partnership and what lies ahead with SESAR 2020.



"Collaboration will remain key."

Michael Holzbauer, Director ATM programs, Frequentis




"SESAR has undoubtedly shaped our future"

Iacopo Prissinotti, Head of International Strategies, ENAV






"SESAR has moved R&D to implementation in a very short time"

Maurice Georges, Directeur des Services de la Navigation Aérienne, DSNA





"SESAR as a case study for effective, ambitious pan-European, horizontal projects"

Jacek P. Krawczyk, President of the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC rapporteur for aviation



"SESAR have been critical to moving Europe closer to the vision of a Single European Sky"

Jean-Marc Alias, Thales Vice President in Charge of ATM Business



"European ATM sector has started to act as a ‘community’"

Gérard Batistella, Single European Sky Director, Groupe ADP, on behalf of the SEAC Consortium




"The European ATM industry has gained substantial momentum due to the financial support from SESAR and the co-operation between stakeholders"

Aage J Thunem, NATMIG




"Driving progress in modernising Europe’s airspace"

Martin Rolfe, Chief Executive Director, NATS



"Lufthansa Group is fully committed to SESAR and the work of the SJU with the strong expectation that tangible and measurable operational improvements will become reality."

Kay Kratky, Chief Executive Officer Austrian Airlines, formerly in charge of Operations and Hub Frankfurt and board member of Lufthansa German Airlines.