Single European Sky: 10 years on and still not delivering

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The Single European Sky, the flagship project to create a single European airspace – tripling capacity and halving air traffic costs – is "not delivering". Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for transport, announced his intention to present new legislative proposals in Spring 2013 to accelerate implementation, as well as taking all enforcement actions possible, including infringements where necessary.

2012 is a critical year for the Single European Sky (SES), with four key deliverables including nine Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) to be operational by December 2012. The Vice-President warned that, based on progress to date, Europe is still a long way from creating a single airspace.

Source: European Commission press release of 11 October 2012; read full text here>>.

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