The Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC, previously called CFMU) delivers core operational services across several domains:

  • Flow and Capacity Management
  • ATM Access Gateway and Flight Planning Operations
  • Information Management Domain
  • Crisis and Contingency Management
  • Post-operations analysis and reporting.

EUROCONTROL Network Operations stem from the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU), which was created in 1995 as a response to the chronic delays plaguing European air traffic throughout the 1980s.

In 2011, the European Commission nominated EUROCONTROL as European Network Manager. The European Commission’s Implementing Rules are now the backbone of our Network Operations. The ultimate purpose of these new binding rules applicable to all aviation stakeholders is to improve the performance of the European ATM Network.

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.

19 June 2018

European aviation is seeing high levels of delay this...

11 June 2018
EUROCONTROL's 2018 Weather Forum succeeded in bringing...
5 June 2018
To support global awareness and action for the protection...
28 May 2018

We signed a double contract with the SopraSteria and...

Publications

21 June 2018
The ASM Booklet contains information on conditional routes...
15 June 2018
Traffic in May 2018 increased by 2.9% compared to May 2017...

Content overview

Consult the official operational documentation regularly Go...
The objective is to optimise traffic flows according to air...
The Network Manager Operations Centre receives, processes...
Effective decisions could not be made without a central and...
A direct overview on the NM Operational Services and...
The CFMU's heritage EUROCONTROL Network Operations stem...
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Video

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