The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) will help manage the two-year definition phase of the Sesame Single European Sky implementation program as part of a consortium of companies and industry associations selected as preferred bidder by Eurocontrol. Under a €60 million ($74 million) contract due for imminent confirmation, the consortium will set out a detailed work program for the Single European Sky air traffic management harmonization program, due for completion by 2020.
The ERA has committed to providing 29 out of 240 “man-months” to the total definition phase. Former ERA president Olaf Dlugi, now a consultant with the association, chairs the executive committee overseeing the Sesame definition phase. Another former ERA president, Fritz Feitl, chairs Sesame’s industry consultation body in an independent capacity