The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has extended its full support to the fast-track implementation of the Single European Sky following the recent volcanic ash crisis.
The issue will now be put before Europe's transport council for discussion on 4 May 2010.
IATA's director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said the recent volcanic ash crisis made it evident that the Single European Sky is a critical missing link in Europe's infrastructure.
Bisignani said with the technical plans in place the group will support the preparations for the implementation of a fully integrated Single European Sky.
The Single European Sky is Europe's plan to create a united airspace for air traffic management. IATA says it believes the mechanism will improve Europe's competitiveness and environmental performance.