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)
- 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)
The Commission is involved in the works of the ICB through the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), notably its Single European Sky Unit.
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 Commission
- European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
- Eurocontrol – Network Manager
- Drones Manufacturers Alliance Europe (DMAE)
- European Defence Agency (EDA)
- Pan-European Military (MilHAG)
- Europe Air Sports (EAS)
- General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
- Non-European Interests (FAA, AIA)
- SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU).
- Research Establishments (EATRADA)
- Standardisation Bodies (EASCG)
The work of the ICB is carried out via its working groups:
TECHNICAL SUB-GROUP (TSG)
Working group on technical and operational issues, including those related to interoperability and standardisation.
INSTITUTIONAL SUB-GROUP (ISG)
Working group on management and governance issues, including those related to the SES legislative framework.
The ICB leadership falls on the ICB Chair team:
ICB Chair and ISG Chair – Gerry O’Connell
ICB Vice Chair and TSG Chair – Larry Johnsson
ISG Vice Chair – Patricia Bier
TSG Vice Chair – Michael Mowinski
The ICB developed its own long term vision for achieving the Single European Sky in 2015, which is currently undergoing review. A new vision is expected to be published in 2019. 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 for the year and inform the ICB's response for future initiatives.
Other management documents related to the ICB are available here.