• Project ID FACT
  • Project duration 2020-06-01 > 2022-11-30
  • Cost
    • Total EUR
    • EU Contr. EUR
  • Status Ongoing


The Future All Aviation CNS Technology (FACT) addresses ATM/CNS modernisation and performance improvements by proposing and validating an integrated CNS (iCNS) functional architecture. The project aims to build the bridge between  future U-space and conventional ATM considering both technological and user’s perspective with a particular focus on coexistence of drones and general aviation in low altitude airspace.

The iCNS concept is being explored considering operations in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace with particular attention paid to possible use of existing and future cellular network infrastructure and how to combine it with aeronautical technologies in an affordable and safe way. Project aims to show benefits associated with the use of such iCNS concept for traffic and flight information sharing services supported by real time position and trajectory reporting, while complemented with suitable monitoring and alerting services.

The main project achievements will be demonstrated during the flight demo in Eskisehir Technical University Hasan Polatkan International Airport and Airspace (Turkey) planned in early summer 2022.

Latest news

  • 22.11.2020

    New SESAR Project to Test Nokia 4G/5G Connectivity for Controller to Pilot Data Communications

    A new research initiative funded by a European government-industry consortium will use Nokia’s 4G and 5G wireless network infrastructure to test new wireless network technologies for commercial airline controller to pilot data link communications (CPDLC).

    Nokia press release

  • Participants

    Honeywell International

    Eskisehir Teknik Üniversitesi

    Nokia Solutions & Networks Oy

    İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi


    Sarp Havacilik Lojistik Turizm Sanayi ve Tic A.S.


    This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 894616

    European Union