The SESAR Deployment Alliance (SDA) industrial consortium, performing the role of the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) for the European Commission, has reached an important milestone in its progress towards transitioning to operate as a legal entity at the end of the year. The legal entity is a not-for-profit “International Association”, set up according to Belgian law (AISBL). It has now received its Royal Decree. The new organisation is planned to become operational on the 1st January 2018. It is anticipated that the current industry membership will continue with the possibility of new members joining.
The transfer to the new organisation is being undertaken in order to consolidate and simplify the management of the activities of synchronising the deployment of the Pilot Common Project (PCP), the review of the PCP and the role as Datalink Services (DLS) implementation manager. The aim is to optimise the structure and management processes behind the SDM function, and to ensure improved satisfaction levels from both the European Commission as well as operational stakeholders at all levels.
The reorganisation is focussed on internal management and processes. The SDA will be working closely with the Commission on the detail of the transition to ensure a smooth transfer of activities. There will be no impact on the scope of the work carried out with policy and operational stakeholders, but the transition will enhance the SDA’s commitment to being a performance-driven organisation in delivering the SESAR Deployment task.