The new Airspace Architecture Study (AAS) states in the report:
“A successful transition to the proposed target architecture of a Single European Airspace System will only be possible through collaboration and commitment from all ATM stakeholders.”A proposal for the future architecture of the European airspace (SESAR)
The AAS highlights the necessity to build the Single European Sky (SES) in which all ATM service providers and users operate as if they were one organization.
Two major European ANSPs
CCS is aligned with this approach, with an international collaboration between two major European ANSPs: DSNA (France) and ENAV (Italy). These two project leaders have integrated into the development of the service two other ANSPs acting as customers: MATS (Malta) and skyguide (Swiss), which initiated the CCS project.
Moreover, the project pools several industrial strengths, along with the expertise of the four ANSPs. Indeed, Thales and Leonardo are involved in Coflight development system. The political dimension is also an important side of the project. For instance one of the values of CCS is environmental performance in line with European Commission objectives and SESAR program orientations.
Through CCS development each actor is working to provide a sustainable solution to anticipate the growing demand in European air traffic. As such, they are bringing essential innovations to ATM systems for the future, such as interoperability and resilience.
This cooperative approach is crucial, and is the only effective way to build the future digital ATM network.
As a reminder, the European Commission has commissioned SESAR to work on this SES build, including an ATM cost reduction objective. CCS answers this financial objective by enabling ANSPs to pool costs. Indeed, CCS is pooling ATM community expertise to build the future system together and contribute to European Sky defragmentation.
In conclusion, CCS aims to modernize Europe’s airspace and delivers interoperable solutions while improving cost efficiency and meeting environmental challenges. In order to meet these expectations, CCS puts innovation and collaboration at the heart of system development. This allows to improve new forms of industrial cooperation and partnership between ANSPs in the European context.