European airspace users views on the interim update of the SES rules called Single European Sky 2+ (SES2+)
While the COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted aviation and has caused a severe drop in traffic demand, it is also an opportunity to “build back better” a more efficient, resilient, and sustainable European Air Traffic Management, aligned with the political goals and ambition of the European Green Deal and a Europe that it fit for the digital age. The long awaited SES II + update proposal, published by the European Commission on 22 Sept, is therefore welcomed.
IAOPA, EBAA, EHA and ERA have jointly reviewed the proposal, and we lay out below our initial response to the main elements contained in the SES2+ draft. Whilst we support many of the improvements laid out in the regulation, we encourage the European Institutions to address and work on the concerns raised. We stand ready to work together to ensure the regulation supports the entire the aviation value chain, the European regions and ultimately European passengers so that they receive the level of service and the financially and environmentally sustainable ATM framework they deserve.
Download here the joint letter.