The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme is the
European Air Traffic Management (ATM) modernisation programme. It
combines technological, economic and regulatory aspects and will
use EU Single European Sky legislation to synchronise the plans and
actions of the different stakeholders to provide resources for the
development and implementation of the required improvements
throughout Europe, in both airborne and ground ATM systems.
In 2007 and 2008, Mott MacDonald was contracted by BAA to represent
the Airport Stakeholders group interests during the SESAR
definition phase. Members of our bid team had an active involvement
in 17 different SESAR Work Packages looking at the strategic,
financial, cost-benefit, regulatory, R&D, validation and
standardisation requirements of the ATM Master Plan.
Our inputs consisted of attending and contributing to international
meetings with other stakeholder members and participation in report
provision, particularly from an airport perspective, towards the
Work Package deliverables.
The range of stakeholders involved included ANSPs and ATM
Regulators, the Military, Aerospace and Defence Industry,
Eurocontrol, Airport Operators and Airspace User Associations
(covering Commercial Airlines, Business and General
We were also contracted by BAA to place a member of staff in
Toulouse as part of the SESAR Content Integration Team (CIT)
responsible for the consolidation of Work Package outputs into six
main SESAR deliverables and ultimately the ATM Master Plan.