The Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR) is a public-private partnership, established in 2007, responsible for the coordination and concentration of all European Union (EU) research and development activities in Air Traffic Management (ATM) as part of the SESAR programme. SESAR aims at developing the new generation air traffic management system capable of ensuring the safety and fluidity of air transport worldwide over the next 30 years. Today it unites around 3,000 experts in Europe and beyond. It is structured as an ‘innovation pipeline’ with the following maturity phases:
Through its Exploratory Research, the SESAR JU looks beyond the current R&D and what is already identified in the European ATM Master Plan. The aim is to investigate new ideas, concepts, and technologies, but also challenge pre-conceived notions about air traffic management and the aviation value chain. By advancing promising research ideas and embedding them in a broader programme of work, the SESAR JU is helping to future-proof Europe’s aviation industry and to maintain its global competitive edge. Want to know more about the Exploratory Research projects?