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Through the support and guidance to the solution projects and the coordination and integration of operational and technical solutions, the project will contribute to the assurance that processes and content across the programme are complete, consistent and coherent from a holistic perspective. These activities will provide support to the activities that monitor the programme and that will lead to the further decision making necessary by SJU management and SESAR governance.


The SESAR research, development and validation activities shall serve one common concept, which elaborates transitional changes to the functional ATM architecture in order to mirror the conceptual evolution towards the SESAR Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and to contribute to the common European performance targets as defined by the SES Performance Scheme.

A successful approach to achieve this necessitates a Content Integration perspective:

  • Executing the steering as provided and endorsed by SJU management and SESAR governance and integration of develop content (SESAR CONOPS, SESAR Functional Architecture, Information and Services);

  • Creating collaborative platform for solving operational and technical challenges;

  • Ensuring the coherence within and between the different projects;

  • Ensuring alignment with the expectations outlined in the European ATM Master Plan with regards to performance and transition to deployment.


The SESAR 2020 Programme requires guidance and steering to achieve the objectives of the Master Plan. According to a defined process as documented in the SESAR 2020 Guidance, the “Content Integration” (CI) activities will aim to coordinate and integrate operational and technical solutions, and as such to support and guide the processes to ensure their completeness, consistency and coherency from a holistic perspective as expressed in the SESAR CONOPS. The content Integration activities will also cover the maintenance and support of the performance framework and ensuring its applicability by the projects. These activities will support overall programme monitoring and the management and governance decision-making processes.

In addition Content Integration activities will support the Maturity Gates activities in terms of allocating experts for reviewing the material made available for confirming the maturity and performance levels achieved by the ATM Solutions.

The content integration activity will be enabled and supported by a common framework to secure the continuous collaboration, a controlled and transparent change process to support reporting for informed decision making. The maintenance of the Framework is considered a dedicated area within Content Integration.

The Content Integration can further be broken down into the following 4 domains of activities:

  • ATM operations: the envisaged changes to business, operations and technology need to be brought together (collected, dependencies need to be identified and consistency and coherency have to be assured). This for the benefit of as well the projects as the programme, the stakeholders and the management of the programme in order to be able to take informed decisions;

  • ATM systems and services: Preparation of System and Services related Steering Principles as provided by SJU management and SESAR governance;

  • Performance Management Performance Framework, Performance Quality Assurance and Performance assessment at network level and gap analysis;

  • Support and Evolution of the Content Development Framework (EATMA): Support; Adapting and updating the architecture framework to fit the need of SESAR2020 (e.g. modifying the architecture rules, meta-model, processes, practices); Maintain the operational, service, information and functional architecture meta-models.

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