The objectives of standardization for Air Traffic Management (ATM) are to ensure and maintain a high level of safety and to improve the efficiency and quality of the management of the ever increasing amount of today's air traffic. It supports the realization of the Single European Sky, for which a harmonized regulatory framework has been created in 2004:
Regulation (EC) 549/2004 - the framework regulation
Regulation (EC) 550/2004 - the service provision regulation
Regulation (EC) 551/2004 - the airspace regulation
Regulation (EC) 552/2004 - the interoperability regulation
Several mandates have been issued by the European Commission, DG Transport (MOVE), since 2006 asking CEN/CENELEC/ETSI to develop Community Specifications (CS) for the interoperability of the European Air Traffic Management Network (EATMN). These mandates asks for European Standards that satisfy the essential requirements and/or implementing rules of the interoperability regulation for systems, together with the relevant procedures or constituents.
More information on the Single European Sky and on the European Air Traffic Management Network is available on the Air Transport Portal of the European Commission.
CEN/TC 377 'Air Traffic Management' is responsible for carrying out the work in this domain. To manage the work in the field of ATM, CEN is closely coordinating with CENELEC and ETSI.
The necessary technical expertise comes through close collaboration with Eurocae.