[Avionics Today 03-08-2016] The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Deployment Manager (SDM) and the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) have signed a new memorandum of cooperation (MoC). Under the new agreement, a framework for cooperation and communication has been established between SDM and EUROCAE with regard to deployment of Single European Sky modernization ground infrastructure, flight procedures, airspace mandates and more.
Left to Right: Massimo Garbini, Managing Director SESAR Deployment Manager, and Christian Schleifer, Secretary General for EUROCAE shake hands on new agreement. Photo: SESAR Deployment Manager.
"This formalization of the continuous dialogue between the SDM and EUROCAE will help reduce significantly the risk of non-timely availability or lack of necessary standards, we are very happy to officially welcome EUROCAE into SESAR Deployment today," said Massimo Garbini, managing director for the SESAR Deployment Manager.
It is essential that EUROCAE and the SDM are closely coordinating and exchanging information on the standards development process and progress of relevant activities within EUROCAE on the one hand, but also for the SDM to provide information to EUROCAE on relevant developments regarding the deployment program that could impact the standardization activities. The MoC coordination is complementary to the coordination that will also take place in the European ATM Standardization Coordination Group (EASCG) and the results will be reflected in the EASCG Rolling Plan.
“EUROCAE provide the essential bridge between research and development to deployment by offering a platform for voluntary experts to develop technical standards. The MoC is a significant milestone for EUROCAE to ensure consistent and efficient development of standards thanks to close coordination with the SDM," said Christian Schleifer, secretary general of EUROCAE.