The A6 is an alliance of some of the main European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs).
Its aim is to help drive modernisation of the European ATM network within SESAR for the benefit of customers. Its role is to create synergies between the ANSP members of the SESAR JU to maximise customer and network benefits and to provide leadership at European level in critical technical and strategic areas.
The A6 members, bound by a Memorandum of Co-operation, are full members of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, making the A6 uniquely placed to represent the interests of the ATM industry in the effective deployment of
technologies and concepts developed through SESAR.
The Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2011 by members of the original A6 Alliance (DSNA/France, DFS/Germany, ENAV/Italy, ENAIRE/Spain, NATS/UK as well as Noracon Consortium including Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden) was revised to enable even greater cooperation to help deliver SESAR extended to COOPANS Alliance (Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden) and the B4 consortium (Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia). Further, PANSA, Poland’s ANSP, became full member of the A6 Alliance and in 2017 the Alliance has widened the cooperation to Switzerland’s ANSP Skyguide, which has joined the A6 through a consortium with French DSNA.
The A6 Alliance is also part of the SESAR Deployment Alliance AISBL (SDA), the legal entity performing the role of the SESAR Deployment Manager since the 1st January 2018, participating to the governing bodies of the Association. To this scope, the Alliance signed a cooperation agreement with the new SDA members - HungaroControl and Romatsa - for the SESAR Deployment Manager function, through a consortium led by PANSA.
In 2018 ENAV confirms and enhances its commitment in contributing to the A6 purposes with a view to proactively support the modernization process of the European ATM through the appointment of Mrs. Roberta Neri, ENAV CEO, as chairperson of the A6 Alliance.
Thanks to the solid relationship among partners, open to discussion and willing to reach common solutions for reaching the best benefits for everyone, the A6 managed to strengthen their position and represent an influencing voice for any process potentially affecting the ATM business, while tightening up relationships with major stakeholders and with the European Commission.