The ash cloud crises (2010 and 2011) showed that a network approach is crucial to minimise the impact on aviation.

Our objective is to adapt our response to each disruption or crisis by bringing together the right experts and decision makers and by sharing information with all the relevant players.

Tools and procedures available during a disruption or crisis

Network Operations Portal Provides the aviation community with a common view of the ATM situation across Europe.
Web based training module on Aviation Crisis Management in Europe About the EACCC.
Crisis management tools How the NOP, Evita and teleconferences are used in times of crisis.
Training modules Two web-based training modules are available under the 'Network Operations Training' section on page 28: 'EVITA for ANSPs' and 'EVITA for AOs'.
Operational procedures Should a major or prolonged disruption occur a comprehensive set of operational measures are ready for immediate deployment.

Latest news

On 1 and 2 February, the European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell (EACCC) organised a major crisis management exercise at EUROCONTROL’s Brussels headquarters.

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Publications

11 November 2016
Traffic in October 2016 increased by 2.9% compared to...
12 October 2016
Traffic in September 2016 increased by 3.5% compared to...

Content overview

In May 2010, the European Commission (EC) and EUROCONTROL...
The Network Manager provides the best assistance it can to...
Managing disruptions – the 360° vision The air traffic...
There has been significant progress since 2010 on the...

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