SEAC is a consortium combining and steering the SESAR related efforts of its six member airports. It is not a company with its budget and employees. Therefore the various SESAR projects are staffed by experts from the SEAC members. From the very beginning, the consortium established a Supervisory Committee on top management level. In addition, SESAR project managers of each company together with several experts meet on a regular basis in a technical coordination group.
The SEAC experts involved in SESAR add unique skills and experiences in different fields such as Political and Regulatory Affairs, Strategic Planning and Forecasting, Airside and Landside Operations, Capacity Management and Enhancement, Infrastructure Design and Construction, Information Technology, Safety Management, Environmental Management, Performance Management to the various projects.
The Consortium Members represent the greater part of the most capacity constrained airports in Europe. Thus, systems and procedures increasing key performance indicators such as declared capacity, capacity in adverse conditions, predictability, and punctuality, are among the primary objectives of SEAC. At the same time, safety and cost-effectiveness need to be improved significantly. As many SEAC airports are responsible for air traffic control on taxiways and aprons, the consortium is a competent partner in developing the future ATM system from the perspective of the most important nodal points in the European air traffic network.
In all, SEAC has a small but very motivated and skilled team for tackling the future challenges of the European ATM system.
Airports Council International (ACI) Europe
Airports Council International (ACI) Europe supports the airports in the SESAR program on the political level. ACI Europe's main task is consulting and representing the airports outside the SESAR program, particularly the numerous smaller airports in Europe.