The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal on the Single European Sky (SESII+) as an opportunity to realise a more digital European air traffic management (ATM) sector.

The proposal addresses issues such as the role of the Network Manager, liberalisation of the market for air traffic data services, submission of performance plans under the Performance and Charging Scheme, modulation of air navigation charges, a new regulator role for the Performance Review Body, and fair pricing for information services for U-Space and drones. According to CANSO a reformed legislative framework will help air navigation services providers (ANSPs) to provide the increased capacity and scalability required by customers and airspace users in the future. It will also offer more environmentally efficient flight trajectories.

“While safety will always remain our number one priority,” said Tanja Grobotek, CANSO’s Director Europe Affairs, “CANSO’s vision is of an ATM industry that is customer-focused, market-driven, anticipative and responsive in addressing future challenges such as traffic growth and sustainability. with this proposal, we hope we can work with the EU institutions and other aviation stakeholders towards the best possible framework to help us achieve this ambition.”

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