The consortium consists in 5 partners:


Airbus ProSky is dedicated to increasing the performance of Air Traffic Management (ATM) throughout the world. While the general public typically views ATM transformation as a sweeping set of technological changes in Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) infrastructure, the transformation must run deeper and further if we are truly going to support safe and environmentally sustainable air transportation growth for the next decade and beyond. Airbus ProSky, subsidiary of Airbus, is dedicated to supporting EUROCONTROL’s Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR), the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) as well as overall global Air Traffic Management (ATM) modernization and harmonization.

avion_puce   Cassidian

Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2011, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.8 billion. Cassidian has a proven experience in RPAS development and use, producing the Barracuda and Harfang RPAS. It is also an RPAS operator,

avion_puce   DSNA

the French ANSP, providing trained ATCO personal, as well as airport/ airspace access, involved from the start to define a framework to integrate operational RPAS with minimal impacts in ATC, to validate a process to assess concepts and assumptions and, at the end of the project, propose updated CONOPS and recommendations.

avion_puce   ENAC

the French University of Civil Aviation is an academic organization, brings a RPAS Laboratory focused on applied research on RPAS regulation in relation with DGAC. ENAC will provide simulation facilities,

avion_puce   STERIA

Steria delivers IT enabled business services and is the Trusted Transformation partner for private and public sector organizations across the globe. By combining in depth understanding of our clients’ businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing. Our 20,000 people, working across 16 countries, support the systems, services and processes that make today’s world turn, touching the lives of millions around the globe each day. Founded in 1969, Steria has offices in Europe, India, North Africa and SE Asia and a 2012 revenue of €1.83 billion.


This consortium brings together a significant expertise in the sectors of ATM and RPAS building and operation:

  • RPAS system design, integration, airworthiness and flight operations
  • European R&D projects and studies in the scope of FP4-FP7 as well as SESAR and MIDCAS study, and related to technologies, concept of operations and procedures,
  • Adequate management of regulatory aspects for insertion of RPAS in non-segregated airspace through their contribution to European funded initiatives and/or to regulatory bodies and standardization working groups. DSNA has very close relationship with the DSAC (French authority for certification and surveillance),
  • Participation to Standardization organizations (ICAO/UASSG, EUROCAE WG73,…) .