The seminar was attended by some 150 participants, from Turkish industry and academia, as well as the DGACs of Jordan, Georgia and Lebanon. Presentations were made by the Turkish DGCA, the SESAR Joint Undertaking, EUROCONTROL, ENAV, INDRA, Selex and THALES and the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Institute (TUBITAK).
The participants agreed on the following conclusions:
The participants agreed to facilitate matters for Turkish organisations in the SESAR programme by means of association schemes and relevant processes.
The Turkish DGCA and the SESAR Joint Undertaking agree to organise a regional forum in which information on SESAR can be shared with neighbouring countries.
EUROCONTROL will facilitate access to information on the SESAR programme for the Turkish DGCA and the DHMI through its consultation mechanisms, including the EUROCONTROL Provisional Council.
The Turkish DGCA will appoint a SESAR focal point through which the SESAR Joint Undertaking will systematically communicate opportunities for the participation of Turkish industry in the programme.
It is necessary to increase the level of awareness of SESAR in Turkey, in order to facilitate technical and operational participation from Turkish stakeholders in the SESAR work programme.
SESAR is a pan-European programme in which Turkey has full participation through the EUROCONTROL Organisation.
commented Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking.This exchange of views with the Turkish authorities and with Turkish industry and academia has been very constructive. I expect a more active role of the Turkish players thanks to the coming calls for tenders within the SESAR programme. The modernisation of air traffic management is a global endeavour, and Turkey together with its neighbouring countries has to be at the forefront of this common challenge,
." said Bo Redeborn, Director Cooperative Network Design, EUROCONTROL.SESAR brings a new dimension to European ATM. EUROCONTROL, through its consultation mechanisms, is committed to facilitating access to information on SESAR for the Turkish DGCA and the DHMI. The success of SESAR is the success of its partnership