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CEN and EUROCAE strengthen their collaboration on the safety and efficiency of air traffic management


16 Mar 2010


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Brussels (12 March) Today CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and

EUROCAE (European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment) strengthened

their collaboration by signing a protocol to ensure and maintain technical

cooperation and mutual exchange of information in the field of Air Traffic

Management (ATM).

The protocol was signed by Mrs Elena Santiago, Director General of CENCENELEC

and Mr Gilbert Amato, Secretary General of EUROCAE.

CEN and EUROCAE have been cooperating on standardization in the field of air

traffic management (ATM) since 2006. This work is linked to the EU’s Single

European Sky initiative and carried out under mandates from the European

Commission to the European Standards Organisations (ESOs).

The objective of the protocol is to define the scope of the relationship between CEN

and EUROCAE in the context of the development of European Standards intended

to be referenced as Community Specifications under the Interoperability Regulation

of Single European Sky (552/2004/EC). Under the framework of this Regulation,

European Standards developed by one of the ESOs or specifications published by

Eurocontrol, can be referenced in the Official Journal of the European Union to

provide a means of compliance with the requirements of the Regulation. When

referenced, they are called ‘Community Specifications’ (CS).

The CEN Technical Body CEN/TC 377 ‘Project Committee Air Traffic Management

(ATM)’ 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.

For further information, please contact:


Elisabeth Brodthagen

Unit Manager – Communication

Tel: + 32 2 519 6890

Fax: + 32 2 519 6919



Samira Bezza

Office Support Manager

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Fax: + 33 1 46 55 62 65



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