Representatives from each of the awarded members will accede to a Membership Agreement in the coming weeks and bring to completion the member accession process which was launched in July 2014. A total of 19 entities were selected to shape the programme and take forward the SESAR 2020 industrial R&I activities, which will run up until 2024. The SESAR 2020 membership sees renewed commitment from the current members: Airbus, DFS, DSNA, Enaire, ENAV, Finmeccanica, Frequentis, Honeywell, Indra, NATMIG, NATS, SEAC and two divisions of Thales. A further five entities will join the SESAR 2020 family:
- COOPANS Consortium: a consortium developed from NORACON in SESAR 1, bringing together the five service providers, Naviair, Croatia Control, Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Luftfartsverket (LFV) and Austro Control.
- AT-One Consortium: a consortium bringing together the German Aerospace Center, DLR and the National Aerospace Centre, NLR.
- B4 Consortium: a consortium bringing together the four service providers of Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- Dassault Aviation SA.
- Skyguide, Swiss Civil and Military Air Navigation Services Ltd.
“Thanks to SESAR, we are developing and deploying cutting-edge operations and technologies for European and global aviation. We all know that a top-notch ATM system is vital for the achievement of the Single European Sky, and SESAR research and innovation projects are vital to reach that objective. I am confident that with a renewed and evolved partnership, the SESAR 2020 work programme will deliver even more outstanding and timely results than before and drive our ambitious agenda forward,” says Henrik Hololei, Director General, DG MOVE, and Chair of the SESAR JU Administrative Board.