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EU implements Single Sky initiative. (News Briefs).(Brief Article)

The Council of Transport Ministers of the EU on Dec. 6 decided to implement the Single Sky plan for integrating Europe's airspace and ATC systems. The aim is to create a single European sky by Dec. 31, 2004. Additionally, it sets out the objectives of the Single Sky and its operating principles based on six main lines of action: Joint management of airspace, establishment of national supervisory authorities, gradual integration of civilian and military management, institutional synergy between the EU and Eurocontrol, introduction of appropriate modern technology and better coordination of human resources policy in ATC. …

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