Airports are a crucial component of the overall aviation network performance as disrupted operations at an airport easily generate major reactionary delays. 

Our focus is on helping airports take advantage of the 'network approach' in solving operational issues and enhancing performance, as defined in the Network Manager Implementing Rule (677/2011).

We do our utmost to integrate airports into the ATM network and help them improve their performance. In particular, we concentrate on reducing delays and on managing adverse conditions and other events that may have an impact upon the network. These efforts are underpinned by a work programme that includes developing cooperative action plans with airports as well as supporting the deployment of concepts that will deliver local and network performance improvements.

Latest news

Many of us arriving at hub airports have found it challenging to make our connecting flights on time. A recent trial holds out hope for future improvements.

5 June 2018
To support global awareness and action for the protection...
25 May 2018

Joe Sultana, Director Network Manager at EUROCONTROL,...

16 May 2018
With the last major hub airport in Europe connected to the...
26 March 2018
This is also the first collaborative decision making...

Publications

27 April 2018
The Annual Network Operations Report for 2017 and its three...
1 March 2018
An Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A...

Content overview

The Airport Capacity and Performance (ACAP) team, part of...
The Network Manager (NM) regularly captures key airport...
Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-...
Wake Vortex Turbulence is defined as turbulence which is...
Continuous Climb and Descent Operations (CCO and CDO) are...
The air traffic management network is vulnerable to all...

Video

RECAT EU

A network approach to airport operations: DMEAN

Closer integration of airport and network operations

NM Airports Support Team

Support team at the Network Manager. For any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Airport Research Support Team

For any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email.