Single European Sky Awards back for 2019

Written by: Helios
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The Single European Sky (SES) Awards are back for 2019 and the European Commission is keen to receive your submissions! Last held in 2017, the awards recognise the delivery of excellence in air traffic management across five different categories:

1.Network performance improvement
2.Innovation
3.Sustainability
4.Cooperation
5.Single European Sky excellence

The awards were developed by DG MOVE to exhibit the work undertaken around Europe in the name of SES. Maroš Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Energy Union and Climate Change, highlighted the importance of the work undertaken around Europe whilst presenting an award in 2016. He commented, "We are counting on you to keep aiming high, challenging working assumptions and finding new innovative solutions to making our airspace more efficient".

In previous years, competition for the awards has been high, with 36 nominations received for the 2017 awards. A SES Awards Jury, comprised of representatives from the European Commission, Union bodies and external experts, will analyse nominations and recommend the winners. The awards ceremony will take place in March during the World ATM Conference in Madrid.

Previous winners include the Borealis Alliance, COOPANS Alliance and the RNP Implementation Synchronised in Europe project (involving numerous European companies and States) to name a few. The COOPANS Alliance was recognised for achieving outstanding results in ATM harmonisation across Europe; the implementation of advanced ATM functionalities allowed Member States to reduce capital expenditure by 30% and increase airspace capacity by 30%. The other successful projects were similarly broad in scope and often required excellent cooperation and coordination between all stakeholders.

SES Awards 2017 Winners

If you think one of your projects fits the criteria listed here, be sure to let the entire aviation community know of its contribution to improving air transport by submitting the project for an award here.

Applications can be submitted until 31 January 2019 and Helios wishes all applicants the best of luck!

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