ATM Modernization

EASA Strikes New SESAR Cooperation Agreement

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 28, 2016



EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky and SJU Executive Director Florian Guillermet signing the new SESAR MoC
EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky and SJU Executive Director Florian Guillermet signing the new SESAR MoC. Photo: EASA

[Avionics Magazine 11-28-2016] On Nov. 23, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) signed a new Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking (SJU) at the European Union High Level Conference on Drones in Warsaw, Poland. This new MoC replaces the existing agreement between EASA and SJU to promote collaboration on SESAR 2020, the next phase of Research and Development (R&D) on air traffic management. The MoC was signed by EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky and SJU Executive Director Florian Guillermet.
Core areas of cooperation include
•    Regulatory coordination and identifying the regulatory needs to prepare for the harmonised deployment of SESAR Solutions;
•    Coordination of research in the areas of aviation safety, environment, and interoperability;
•    Coordination of international cooperation with key third countries such as USA and China, supporting ICAO activities on the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) and Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP), and providing support for international technical cooperation;
•    Technical advice in the areas of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) technologies, drones, avionics and air to ground interoperability.

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