The Industry Consultation Body (ICB) was established under Article 6 of Regulation 549/2004, the SES Framework Regulation.
The ICB is a platform to develop joint guidance from the European industry to the European Commission and other EU bodies on strategic developments in the Single European Sky.
The ICB is composed of representatives of all major ATM stakeholders:
- Air navigation service providers (CANSO)
- Communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) service providers (ARINC, SITA, ESSP)
- Meteorological service providers (EUMETNET EIG)
- Airspace users (IATA, AIRE, ERA, EBAA, IAOPA, A4E)
- Manufacturing industry (ASD)
- Airport Operators (ACI)
- Professional staff representative bodies (ATCEUC, ETF, IFATCA, IFATSEA, ECA/IFALPA, IFAIMA)
Considering the need to ensure that the development of the ATM system is efficient at the European level and coherent with the global level, a number of members are invited to participate with Observer status:
- European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
- Network Manager
- Drones Manufacturers Alliance Europe (DMAE)
- European Defence Agency (EDA)
- Europe Air Sports (EAS)
- General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
- Non-European Interests (FAA, AIA)
- SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU)
- SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM)
- Standardisation Bodies (EASCG)
The work of the ICB is carried out via its working structure:
ICB GENERAL MEETING (GM)
High-level forum for strategic discussion of institutional matters, for communication of ICB activities and for driving and overseeing the work of the ICB.
ICB WORKING GROUP (WG)
Working group developing advice on the implementation of SES, and in particular technical and operational issues and lower-level institutional topics not addressed at the GM.
The ICB leadership falls on the ICB Chair team:
ICB Chair – Gerry O’Connell
ICB Vice Chair – François Huet
ICB Deputy Vice Chair – Patricia Bier
ICB Deputy Vice Chair – Michael Mowinski
The ICB developed its first own long term vision for achieving the Single European Sky in 2015, and in July 2019 published its 2nd edition. This is a key document in enabling industry stakeholders to help shape the future regulatory, institutional and technological directions. The vision is also used to shape the ICB’s Work Programme (restricted access) for the year and inform the ICB’s response for future initiatives.
Other management documents related to the ICB are available here (restricted access).