The SMARTS project is a joint research effort aiming at delivering the right amount of capacity, at the right moment and with the maximum efficiency, to better serve air traffic demand.

The project has the active participation of air navigation service providers, the pan-European organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation, and academic and research institutions.

Optimising airspace capacity is key to accommodating current and future air traffic while maintaining safety, improving efficiency, and reducing aviation’s environmental impact.

Co-funded by the European Union

Supported by Sesar Joint Undertaking

This project has received funding from the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility programme under grant agreement Nº 101114686. UK participants in SMARTS receive funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee, grant numbers 10086651 (Lancaster University) and 10091277 (NATS).

Website last updated: 15 November 2023