Consortium of seven major European airport operators

Seven major European airport operators formed the SEAC consortium to respond to the European Commission's Council Regulation (EC) 219/2007. SEAC includes Heathrow Airport Ltd, Flughafen München GmbH, Schiphol Nederland B.V., Aéroports de Paris S.A., Flughafen Zürich AG, Swedavia and Avinor.

The Consortium Members represent some of the most capacity constrained airports in Europe. In addition to managing the operations on a day to day basis they have collectively unique skills and knowledge which include: Political and Regulatory Affairs, Strategic Planning and Forecasting, Airside and Landside Operations, Capacity Management and Enhancement, Infrastructure Design and Construction, Information Technology, Safety Management, Environmental Management, Performance Management.

Most of the SEAC Airports are directly responsible for apron control but all of the airports have an active involvement in the development and testing of new ATM systems.
Together with the ANSPs, the home carriers and other stakeholders, these Airports are in close co-operation and actively involved in the development and testing of systems and procedures related to operational safety, capacity enhancement, increase of quality, predictability and noise abatement.

The European airports enjoy the support of Airports Council International (the ACI Europe) and it is through communication between the Consortium and ACI Europe that communication and consultation will be achieved for the airports outside of the formal Consortium arrangements, particularly the numerous smaller airports in Europe.

Interview of Roland Kaps-Becker