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

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Brussels (12 March 2010) - 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 CEN-CENELEC 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.

CEN-CENELEC and EUROCAEU sign cooperation protocol

During the signing ceremony (from left to right):
Mr Roland Mallwitz, Technical Secretary, EUROCAE; Mr Gilbert Amato, Secretary General, EUROCAE; Mrs Elena Santiago, Director General, CEN-CENELEC; Mrs Anna von Groote, Programme Manager - Industry and Technology, CEN-CENELEC; Mr Jean-Paul Vetsuypens, Director Standards, CEN-CENELEC

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