The European public-private partnership SESAR Joint Undertaking has signed a cooperation agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to secure EASA's support for the implementation of the SESAR work programme.
Under the agreement, EASA's expertise will be used in an impact analysis of new concepts on the rulemaking and certification activities of EASA.
EASA will also advise on methodologies for the acceptable elaboration of safety deliverables and issue of opinions.
EASA will provide input into several work packages and will participate in updating the air traffic management (ATM) master plan as well as regulatory and standardisation roadmaps.
SESAR executive director Patrick Ky said that EASA's involvement will ensure compliance with the highest safety standards, which will in return facilitate the certification process.