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The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service

5 December 2012 | By Antonio Tajani, Vice-President, Commissioner of Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

The European Geostationary Navi - gation Overlay Service (EGNOS) signals and services are now permanently available for free for all European citizens and industries. After more than 10 years of development, its three services; Open Service, Safety of Life and Data Access Service, were respectively declared operational in 2009, 2011…


The Single European Sky (SES) – “Just do it!”

11 April 2011 | By Guenter Martis, Director European Affairs, CANSO

The agreement of European Union Member States on the Single European Sky (SES) marked a political solution to an inefficient and expensive European Air Transport System. Officially launched in March 2004, SES aims towards ambitious goals: cutting the cost of flying by half, decreasing by 10% the environmental impact of…


European ATM – Everything is changing

10 June 2011 | By Bo Redeborn, Principal Director of Air Traffic Management at Eurocontrol

Europe’s civil air transport industry will face tougher performance levels when the Single European Sky (SES) II performance scheme, set by the European Commission, is introduced in 2012. Although exempted from the first (three year) reporting period, ground operations will eventually see safety, efficiency and environmental targets applied, with airports…


European security research – Joint Emergency Response Exercise 2007

28 March 2008 | By Not known

Four years ago the European Commission set up an initiative to increase security for European citizens. It started with a Preparatory Action for Security Research (PASR), with E45 million of research funding over a three year period. This was driven by the Directorate General of Enterprise. In addition to this,…


Update on introduction of Standardised European Rules of the Air

6 February 2015 | By The Civil Aviation Authority

The Civil Aviation Authority gave an update on the UK’s implementation of the Standardised European Rules of the Air and said that it is working with the European Commission, European Aviation Safety Agencyand UK Department for Transport to conclude the work...


Single European Sky (SES) objectives in sight

3 April 2007 | By Mr. Bernard Martens, Chairman of FAB Europe Steering Group

In 2006, six countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland – undertook to take a step closer towards the Single European Sky objectives and to closely cooperate to enhance air traffic management in the core area of Europe. The "Functional Airspace Block (FAB) Europe Central" feasibility study,…