Through the support of ACI EUROPE’s SESAR Related Deployment Airport Grouping (SDAG), Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), the operator of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, is participating in EU-funded projects that are deploying SESAR solutions. The aim is to streamline airports operations and, ultimately, offer a better passenger experience. Luc Laveyne sits down with ADR to hear their impressions of the work done so far.
Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) and the Italian air navigation service provider (ENAV), together with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager, organised a conference on the impact of Air Traffic Flow Management delays on passengers and on operations at airports on 20 June in Rome. It was the first time that Italian operational stakeholders gathered together to discuss how to overcome and mitigate airspace congestion. It soon became clear that solutions for additional capacity will – at least in the mid-term (3-5 years) – mainly come from the SESAR programme. The SESAR programme is the technological pillar of the Single European Sky, the European Commission’s flagship project that aims to modernise and increase the efficiency of air traffic management (ATM) in Europe. SESAR spans from the ATM Masterplan, through to the research and development ATM solutions via public-private partnerships and on to the deployment of SESAR technology and procedures by airlines, airport operators and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) – coordinated by the industrial partnership, the SESAR Deployment Alliance.
Ivan Bassato (Executive Vice President Operations of ADR for Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino airports) and Maurizio Paggetti (Chief Operations Officer of ENAV) spoke with Luc Laveyne about how the deployment of SESAR technologies is a great benefit to ADR.