Digital European Sky SRIA – latest draft now available!

Nov. 16, 2020

The latest draft of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the Digital European Sky is now available. Incorporating feedback received from stakeholders over the summer, the SRIA details the research and innovation roadmaps to achieve the Digital European Sky including the integration of drones, matching the ambitions of the ‘European Green Deal’ and the ‘Europe fit for the digital age’ initiative. The priorities outlined in the SRIA to build a digitalised infrastructure are also critical for a post-COVID recovery, enabling aviation to become more scalable, economically sustainable, environmentally efficient and predictable.

Complementing the European ATM Master Plan 2020, the SRIA will serve as the basis for the work programme of the future ATM research partnership, within the framework of Horizon Europe - the next EU Research and Innovation Programme (2021-2027). Preparations are now underway to establish this future partnership, now called the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking, a Joint Memorandum of Understanding for which was signed recently by 46 aviation industry stakeholders. The future partnership will build on the success and momentum generated by its predecessor to deliver the Digital European Sky, making air transport smarter, more sustainable, resilient and accessible to all airspace users, including new entrants.