Single European Sky (SES II+) (Regulation)
European airspace is currently divided on the basis of national boundaries rather than in order to optimise the flow of traffic. For the establishment of a "Single European Sky” (SES), the EU issued four Regulations in 2004 (SES I) and modified them in 2009 (SES II). As there were significant delays in the implementation of SES I and SES II, the proposed Regulation (SES II+) aims to speed up the process of establishing the SES.
The creation of the Single European Sky (SES) brings down the price of air traffic services. The extension of the Network Manager's duties is essential for the creation of the SES. In view of the requirement for legal certainty there is a need for clarification of what is meant by an "integrated" provision of air traffic services.