Schiphol has been a participant in the European SESAR programme since its launch in 2008. SESAR stands for Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research and is a research and innovation programme which focuses on improvements in the European Air Traffic Management system. Many of these improvements are focused on European airspace but some also target airports, which act as important nodes in the airspace. SESAR provides a pipeline of research; from initial concept to validated solutions through to implementation. All SESAR components are funded by the EU.

SESAR has developed, among other things, the concept of Total Airport Management (TAM), which includes an APOC and an AOP (Airport Operations Plan). These developments are consequently also being implemented at Schiphol.

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