The 2021 edition of the SESAR JU awards, aims to celebrate the best of SESAR research and innovation, recognising successful SESAR 2020 projects and achievements in the following five categories

  • The SESAR Exploratory Research Award recognises projects that are challenging the ATM status quo and demonstrating the potential to significantly advance aviation performance. 
  • The SESAR Industrial Research Award recognises projects, which are able to demonstrate specific and measurable achievements, providing evidence that the innovation can be sustained and lead to industry best practice.
  • The SESAR Demonstration Award recognises projects which are showing excellence in technology or levels of service, with the potential to have long-term positive influence on improving ATM performance.
  • The SESAR ATM Sustainability Award recognises projects recognises those working towards reducing aviation’s impact on the environment and making significant contributions to improving the environmental footprint of aviation through ATM. 
  • The SESAR U-space Award recognises SESAR funded U-space research projects exhibiting tangible results towards the integration of drones into European airspace, contributing to the U-space vision of the safe, efficient and secure access to airspace for large numbers of drones.

The contributions have been evaluated by a distinguished panel of ATM experts. 17 projects in the 5 categories were selected based on their contribution to the European Digital Sky. 

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