SES Legislation

This page lists and briefly summarises the SES Legislation in force.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 549/2004 laying down the Framework for the Creation of the Single European Sky
The Framework Regulation, supported by three other Regulations (Air Navigation Service Provision, Airspace and Interoperability) is designed to create a European Airspace conceived and managed as a single continuum (the Single European Sky - SES) to optimise the safety and efficiency of the European Air Traffic Management Network (EATMN).

Commission Regulation (EC) No 550/2004 on the Provision of Air Navigation Services in the Single European Sky
This Regulation sets out an authorisation system, compliance review mechanism and revised payment arrangements for the provision of air navigation services within the community.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 551/2004 on the Organisation and use of Airspace in the Single European Sky
This Regulation sets out a mechanism to establish a single coherent Community airspace with common design, planning and management procedures.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 552/2004 on the Interoperability of the European Air Traffic Management Network
This Regulation is designed to achieve interoperability between the Community's air navigation service providers and the creation of an internal market in equipment, systems and associated services.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1070/2009 Amending Regulations (EC) No 549/2004, (EC) No 550/2004, (EC) No 551/2004 and (EC) No 552/2004 in order to Improve the Performance and Sustainability of the European Aviation System
This Regulation amends Regulations (EC) No 549/2004 (The Framework Regulation), (EC) No 550/2004 (Air Navigation Service Provision), (EC) No 551/2004 (Airspace) and (EC) No 552/2004 (Interoperability).

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2096/2005 laying down Common Requirements for the Provision of Air Navigation Services
This Regulation lays down in detail the Common Requirements (CRs) for air navigation service provision (includes ATS. Met Services, AIS and CNS/ATM provision). (Amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1315/2007, Commission Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Commission Regulation (EC) No 668/2008) and Commission Regulation (EU) No 691/2010.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005 laying down Common Rules for the Flexible use of Airspace (FUA)
This Regulation reinforces and harmonises the application with the SES of the Concept of FUA.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 730/2006 on Airspace Classification and Access of Flights Operated under Visual Flight Rules above Flight Level 195
This Regulation establishes a harmonised airspace classification (Class C) to be applied by Member States above flight level 195 (19,500 ft) and lays down harmonised requirements for access of flights operated under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to this airspace.

Directive 2006/23/EC on a Community Air Traffic Controller Licence
The objective of this Directive is the harmonisation of air traffic controller training and licensing standards and mutual recognition of licences between Member States.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1033/2006 laying down the Requirements on Procedures for Flight Plans in the Pre-flight Phase for the Single European Sky
This Regulation lays down the requirements on procedures for flight plans in the pre-flight phase in order to ensure consistency of flight plans, repetitive flight plans and associated update messages between operators, pilots and air traffic services units through the Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1032/2006 laying down Requirements for Automatic Systems for the Exchange of Flight Data for the purpose of Notification, Co-ordination and Transfer of Flights between Air Traffic Control Units
This Regulation lays down requirements for the automatic exchange of flight data for the purpose of notification, co-ordination and transfer of flights between air traffic control units and for the purpose of civil-military co-ordination.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1794/2006 Draft Commission Regulation laying down a Common Charging Scheme for Air Navigation Services
This Regulation lays down the necessary measures for the development of a charging scheme for air navigation services which is consistent with the Eurocontrol Route Charges System and shall apply to air traffic service providers designated under Article 8 of the Service Provision Regulation (550/2004).

Commission Regulation (EC) No 633/2007 laying down Requirements for the Application of a Flight Message Transfer Protocol used for the purpose of Notification, Co-ordination and Transfer of Flights between Air Traffic Control Units
This Regulation defines the peer to peer communication protocol - the FMTP - for the automatic system information exchanges between air traffic control units and for civil-military co-ordination.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1265/2007 laying down Requirements on Air-Ground Voice Channel Spacing for the Single European Sky (8.33 kHz)
Eurocontrol is mandated to develop a draft interoperability Implementing Rule for the deployment of air-ground voice communications based on reduced 8.33 kHz channel spacing.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1315/2007 on Safety Oversight in Air Traffic Management and Amending Regulation (EC) No 2096/2005
This Regulation establishes a safety oversight function to be carried out by National Supervisory Authorities concerning air navigation services, air traffic flow management and airspace management by adopting the provisions of ESARR1 (ATM safety oversight).

Commission Regulation (EC) No 219/2007 on the Establishment of a Joint Undertaking to Develop the New Generation European Air Traffic Management System (SESAR)
This Regulation establishes the Joint Undertaking to develop the new generation of European air traffic management.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 482/2008 Establishing a Software Safety Assurance System to be Implemented by Air Navigation Service Providers and Amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 2096/2005
This Regulation lays down the requirements for the definition and implementation of a software safety assurance system by air traffic service providers.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 668/2008 amending Annexes II to V of Regulation (EC) No 2096/2005 laying down common requirements for the provision of air navigation services, as regards working methods and operating procedures
This Regulation  amends the text of Annexes II to V of the Common Requirements Regulation

Commission Regulation (EC) No 29/2009 laying down requirements on data link services for the single European sky
This Regulation lays down requirements for the coordinated introduction of data link services based on air-ground point-to-point data communications as defined in Article 2(5).

Commission Regulation (EC) No 262/2009 laying down requirements for the coordinated allocation and use of Mode S interrogator codes for the single European sky.
This Regulation lays down requirements for the coordinated allocation and use of Mode S interrogator codes for the purposes of the safe and efficient operation of air traffic surveillance and civil-military coordination.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 73/2010 laying down requirements on the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information for the the the single European sky.
This Regulation lays down requirements for the quality of aeronautical data and aeronautical information (ADQ) in terms of accuracy, resolution and integrity.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 255/2010 laying down common rules on air traffic flow management.
This Regulation lays down the requirements for air traffic flow management (ATFM) in order to optimise the available capacity of the European air traffic management network and enhance ATFM processes.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 691/2010 laying down a performance scheme for air navigation services and network functions and amending Regulation (EC) No 2096/2005 laying down common requirements for the provision of air navigation services.
This Regulation lays down the necessary measures to improve the overall performance of air navigation services and network functions for general air traffic within the ICAO EUR and AFI regions where Member States are responsible for the provision of air navigation services with a view to meeting the requirements of all airspace users.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1191/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No  1794/2006 laying down a common charging scheme for air naviagtion services.
This Regulation amends the Charging Regulation (EC) No 1794/2006 in line with the Performance Scheme IR and the introduction of determined costs from 2012.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 176/2011 on the information to be provided before the establishment and modification of a functional airspace block.
This Regulation lays down the requirements for the information to be provided by the Member States concerned to the Commission, EASA and other Member States and interested parties before the establishment and moification of a FAB.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of air traffic management (ATM) network functions and amending Regulation (EU) No 691/2010.
This Regulation lays down detailed rules for the implementation of air traffic management (ATM) network functions in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 551/2004 in order to allow optimum use of airspace in the single European sky and ensure that airspace users can operate preferred trajectories, while allowing maximum accessto airspaces and air navigation services.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 390/2013 laying down a performance scheme for air navigation services and network functions.
This Regulation lays down the measures to improve the overall performance of the air navigation services and network functions for general air traffic within the ICAO EUR and AFI regions where Member States are responsible for the provision of air navigation services with a view to meeting the requirement of all airspace users, in respect of Reference Period 2 of the SES Performance Scheme (2015-2019); but applicable prior to 2015 as appropriate.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 391/2013 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services.
This Regulation lays down the measures for the development of a common charging scheme for air navigation services, in respect of Reference Period 2 of the SES Performance Scheme (2015-2019); but applicable prior to 2015 as appropriate.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 409/2013 on the definition of common projects, the establishment of governance and the idendification of incentives supporting the implementation of the European Air Traffic Management Master Plan.
This Regulation defines common projects, referred to in Article 15a of Regulation (EC) No 550/2004 [The Service Provision Regulation], explains how they shall be governed and identifies incentives for their deployment.