EUROCONTROL's mission is to harmonise and integrate air navigation services in Europe, aiming at the creation of a uniform air traffic management (ATM) system for civil and military users, in order to achieve the safe, secure, orderly, expeditious and economic flow of traffic throughout Europe, while minimising adverse environmental impact.

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) represents the technological dimension of the Single European Sky initiative and will develop and implement the concepts and technologies required to prepare air traffic management in Europe for the future. SESAR involves a wide range of partners representing the whole aviation community. The SESAR Development Phase (2008 – 2016) is managed by the SESAR Joint Undertaking, on behalf of its founding members, the European Commission and EUROCONTROL.