The Airspace Architecture Study (AAS), published in March 2019, set out a proposal for a future Single European Airspace System (SEAS) underpinned by optimised airspace organisation, progressively higher levels of automation and the establishment of common ATM data services, enabling seamless cross border air traffic service provision. The vision outlined in the AAS report (pictured in the figure below and proposed to be implemented by 2035) requires operational, technological, organisational and regulatory changes to the existing SES architecture.
Whilst the AAS focused on the operational and technical dimensions of the proposed future ATM architecture, a number of questions remain open in terms of regulatory aspects and service delivery arrangements (‘framework dimensions’).
The framework dimension, including the regulatory framework and the service delivery models, constitute the enablers without which the proposed future vision cannot be realised. Hence, the Commission has taken further action to explore and address the related aspects critical for the future SEAS, by launching a study in October 2019 on the legal, economic and regulatory aspects of ATM data services provision and capacity on demand as part of the future European air space architecture.
In March 2020 the first virtual expert workshop was organised together by the Florence School of Regulation Transport Area and DG MOVE. This workshop gave an overview of the first findings and results of the study, as well as generated valuable discussions regarding the most important aspects of ATM data services.
The second workshop would seek to explore the following topics:
-Service delivery models for ATM data services
-Interoperability and interfaces
-Certification and oversight of ATM data services
-Insurance and liability
-Impacts of ATM data services
Please note that this event is an online workshop and by invitation only.
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