Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking
High Performing Aviation for Europe
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Who we are
The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project was set up in 2004 as the technological pillar of the Single European Sky initiative. The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) was established in 2007 as a public-private partnership to harness the research and innovation expertise and resources of the entire ATM community. Founded by the European Union and Eurocontrol, the SESAR JU has 19 members, who together with their partners and affiliate associations represent over 100 companies working in Europe and beyond.
What we do
Guided by the European ATM Master Plan, the SESAR JU is responsible for defining, developing, validating and delivering technical and operation solutions to modernise Europe’s air traffic management system and deliver benefits to Europe and its citizens. The SESAR JU research programme, known as SESAR 2020, is delivering solutions in four key areas, namely airport operations, network operations, air traffic services and technology enablers.
How we work
SESAR research is 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 industrialisation.