Single European Sky

The European institutions have paved the way for a Single European Sky (SES) with two packages of measures in 2004 and 2009. The objectives of the SES are to organise and to control the European airspace more according to actual traffic flows than to national borders; to increase its capacity and to establish an internal market for air navigation services. The cep summarises and analyses the efforts to establish a Single European Sky.


The SES is a project with a true European-added value. The establishment of functional airspace blocks (FABs) is essential for that project. Therefore, the Commission should strictly monitor that Member States establish the FABs in the agreed time frame.