Ready, steady, go! SESAR digital transformation projects get underway

May. 27, 2020

Artificial intelligence, intermodal transport and common altitude reference for drone operations are among the topics to be addressed by a portfolio of 29 new exploratory projects, recently launched by the SESAR Joint Undertaking within the framework of the SESAR 2020 research and innovation programme.

Bringing together academia, research centres, SMEs and larger industry players from across Europe, the projects aim to foster new and innovative ideas on the digital transformation of air traffic management (ATM) in Europe. A total of EUR 38.5 million is earmarked for the research from the EU’s Horizon 2020 budget. 

The projects were selected based on the needs identified in the Aviation Strategy for Europe, the European ATM Master Plan, Flightpath 2050 - Europe's Vision for Aviation and the ACARE’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The projects will build on the results from current and previous SESAR research, relevant Horizon 2020 projects and other research activities.

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