EBAA was among dozens of organizations that signed the “Future of European Sky” joint declaration yesterday in Brussels, Belgium. In so doing, the association renewed the European business aviation community’s commitment to the Single European Sky (SES) initiative, which seeks to improve airspace efficiency in the region.
“We are happy that the joint declaration…aims all noses in the same direction: delivering the efficient and sustainable European airspace we all deserve,” said EBAA secretary-general Athar Husain Khan. “The future air traffic management (ATM) system should be inclusive, because one size does not fit all.”
In addition to easing airport delays, the SES initiative is projected to cut 18 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from aircraft annually in Europe, according to EBAA.
The association added that implementation of the SES initiative “will require the development of a clearer governance structure, outlining key responsibilities between the EU Institutions, member states, and industry stakeholders. It should also build upon interoperable, current, and new technologies and aircraft capabilities.” Further, EBAA is urging European institutions to simplify the regulatory framework and institutional setup to make the European ATM system “fit for the future.”