EUROCONTROL to provide continued support to the European Commission on performance

7 February 2017

Henrik Hololei, Director General of the European Commission´s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), and Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL, have agreed on the continued support of EUROCONTROL to the European Commission on performance matters in air traffic management in 2017. A longer-term contract on such support is currently under negotiation.

"It is important to improve the European air traffic management system and its worldwide competitiveness by further strengthening the European Unions Performance Scheme that gives clear performance targets to the EU Member States and their air navigation service providers," says Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL. "EUROCONTROL is proud to participate and contribute to this performance scheme, which has already led to significant cost reductions in air traffic management in Europe. As long as there is no real competitive market in air navigation services, the only way to control costs is through a tough performance scheme with obligatory targets."