The contract funds our Air Traffic Management (ATM) Group to run the European Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for SESAR, the Single European Sky ATM Research project.

SESAR is the technological pillar of Europe’s ambitious Single European Sky initiative, which coordinates the design, management and regulation of European airspace.  It is one of the most innovative infrastructure projects launched by the EU, developing and deploying new technologies to meet the expected growth of aviation by 2035 and beyond.

SESAR is working to build Europe’s intelligent transport system, connecting cities and citizens, whilst increasing safety and reducing the climate change impact of aviation.

The University’s ATM Group, led by Andrew Cook, has won the €4 million contract to run the new KTN for SESAR over the next four years. A key focus will be better integration of industrial and exploratory research, as a ‘push-pull’ process.

The KTN will develop a long-term concepts roadmap, devise a new ‘one-stop’ European knowledge hub, support the main annual European ATM conference, run twenty innovation workshops, host a series of summer schools, and fund a range of PhDs and new teaching and training initiatives supporting student mobility.

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