December 4, 2020 - Just a few days before the videoconference of EU transport ministers, Gate One members approved two position papers regarding the Single European Sky 2+ (SES2+) recast proposal. While the first paper summarizes the most important observations and concerns regarding the SES 2+ proposal, the second examines the proposed future arrangements for economic regulation and the new Performance Review Body.
Considering the unprecedented challenges the aviation sector is facing in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic and the environmental crisis, Gate One members are determined to contribute to the creation of an efficient legislative framework, which will create legal certainty and a clear distribution of roles and responsibilities for the years to come.
“We absolutely welcome re-launching the debate on the future of the Single European Sky, as we feel that the current legal framework does not sufficiently reflect developments in the ATM sector and its broader environment. However, we do have some concerns about the SES 2+ proposal. I would mention the less than clear division of competences between the Member States and the EU, legal uncertainty and the uncertainties associated with the CDM process among the most important ones.
Gate One calls for a stable and transparent legal environment. We strongly believe that Europe needs a safe, efficient and sustainable transport sector, with aviation as one of its main pillars. We need new, innovative policies and rules to address the unprecedented global challenges we are facing. While overarching intersectoral regulation may be necessary to address these, sectoral regulation should ensure the continuous availability of economically and environmentally sustainable aviation infrastructure.” said Gate One Chairman and CEO of HungaroControl Kornél Szepessy.
A position paper on ATM Data Service provision, another crucial component of SES2+, was elaborated and published by Gate One earlier this year. All three position papers can be found below.