Single European Sky

Since 2004, the European Union (EU) gained competences in air traffic management (ATM) and the decision making method moved away from intergovernmental practice to the EU framework.


The main objective of the EU is to reform ATM in Europe in order to cope with a sustained air traffic growth and air traffic operations under the safest, more cost- and flight-efficient and environmentally friendly conditions. This implies de-fragmenting the European airspace, reducing delays, increasing safety standards and flight efficiency to reduce the aviation environmental footprint and reducing costs related to service provision.


This approach is based on the Community method, especially the power of initiative of the European Commission (EC), the monitoring of the compliance of the Member States with the legislation in force and the involvement of a regulatory Committee made of representatives from Member States (known as Single Sky Committee) with its advisory and regulatory powers.

GRC ONE™ forms an integral part of a European Safety Management system giving the SES insight into their compliance against policy frameworks. From self-assessment to full inspection each assessment plays a significant part in building the picture of the organisation for the regulator