Lessons Learnt in System Engineering for the SESAR Programme

  • Alfredo GomezEmail author
  • Benoit Fonck
  • André Ayoun
  • Gianni Inzerillo
Conference paper


The SESAR 1 programme, which aims at improving Air Traffic Management in Europe, is entering into its seventh and last year of life. After two years, it reached a cruise regime, with simplified System Engineering and Management processes, to deliver each year a set of “SESAR Solutions”, ready for industrialisation. Along with the management of the ongoing Program, the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) prepared a following programme SESAR 2020, to continue the development and validation of next improvements organized to benefit from the lessons learnt during SESAR 1:
  • Coarser granularity,

  • Better and more integrated “strategic information” management,

  • More systematic management of System Engineering data, including Requirements, Validation Objectives, Validation results and Architecture models,

  • Strict monitoring of maturity progress of each SESAR Solution with predefined maturity criteria,

  • Focusing on annual Releases of mature Solutions.

These lessons learnt can be applied to any System of Systems Research and Development programme, where coordinated System Engineering is a key issue.


Operational Concept Strategic Information Release Strategy Validation Objective System Engineer Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo Gomez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Benoit Fonck
    • 1
  • André Ayoun
    • 2
  • Gianni Inzerillo
    • 2
  1. 1.SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.AIRBUS Defence and SpaceSESAR Industrial SupportBrusselsBelgium

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