European Initiatives

Information on key European aviation initiatives

EASA - The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was set up to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. It is intended to be the centrepiece of a new cost-efficient regulatory system in Europe and a reliable partner for equivalent authorities throughout the world. 

SES - The Single European Sky initiative (SES) is intended to create an airspace and air traffic management system (ATM) that is designed, managed and regulated in a harmonised way and which ensures efficient utilisation of airspace at all levels across the EU.

SESAR - Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) is the technical implementation programme for the Single European Sky (SES) to modernise the European ATM system.