SESAR Key Features

The realisation of the SESAR Concept follows strategic orientations described by 4 Key Features, which evolve through an ongoing Deployment and supporting R&D programme.

Click on the PCP or New Essential Operational Changes for more detailed information about the change.

  Essential Operational Changes  
           
  Pre-SESAR PCP   New Key R&D activities
Key features 1
  • ATFM slot exchange
  • Civil/military airspace and aeronautical data coordination
  • Basic network operations planning
  • STAM
 
  • Management of dynamic airspace configurations
  • Integrated local DCB processes
  • Network prediction and performance
  • Collaborative network management functions
  • Mission trajectory driven processes
  • AU processes for trajectory definition
  • AU trajectory execution from FOC perspective
  • AU fleet prioritisation and preferences
           
Key features 2
  • Basic AMAN
  • Introduction of PRNAV
  • Provision of ATSA-AIRB
 
  • Flight- and flow-centric ATC
  • High productivity controller team organisation
  • Collaborative control
  • Improved performance in the provision of separation
  • Advanced separation management
  • IFR RPAS integration
  • Dynamic and enhanced routes and airspace
  • Enhanced rotorcraft and GA operations in the TMA
  • Ad hoc delegation of separation to flight deck
  • Enhanced airborne collision avoidance for commercial air transport normal operations - ACAS Xa
  • Use of arrival and departure management Information for traffic optimisation within the TMA
  • Generic (non-geographical) controller validations
           
Key features 3
  • Initial airport CDM
  • A-SMGCS L1 and L2
  • Crosswind reduced separations for arrivals
  • Operations in LVC
 
  • Wake turbulence separations optimisation
  • Enhanced arrival procedures
  • Independent rotorcraft operations at the airport
  • Traffic optimisation on single and multiple runway airports
  • Traffic alerts for pilots for airport operations
  • Enhanced airport safety nets for controllers
  • Surface operations by RPAS
  • Enhanced collaborative airport performance management
           
Key features 4
  • IP network
  • B2B services
  • Information reference and exchange models
  • A/G datalink
  • ADS-B, WAM
  • GNSS, GBAS, SBAS
 
  • Integration of trajectory management processes in planning and execution
  • Performance-based trajectory prediction
  • Enhanced mission trajectory
  • Management and sharing of data used in trajectory (AIM, meteo)
  • Work station, service interface definition and virtual centre concept
  • SWIM TI purple profile for A/G advisory information sharing
  • Airborne D&A systems supporting integrated RPAS operations
  • FCI terrestrial datalink
  • Future satellite communications datalink
  • GA/RC specific CNS systems
  • GBAS
  • Multi-constellation/multi frequency GNSS
  • Alternative position, navigation and timing
 
  Deployment       R & D