ANSPs individual factsheets

This page comprises factsheets for each ANSP participating to the ACE analysis. These factsheets are made of three pages which comprise the following information:

First page

The first page presents qualitative information about the institutional arrangements and corporate governance structure for each ANSP. This page also includes information relating to the scope of services provided by the ANSP, the number of ACC, APP and TWR operational units where it is responsible to provide ATC services, as well as a map of the area controlled by the ANSP. Finally, this page also shows high level financial and operational data for each organisation.

Second page

The second page displays an analysis of the historical development of the financial cost-effectiveness indicator and its main components over a five-year period. It examines the overall economic cost-effectiveness indicator and its two components (ATM/CNS costs per composite flight-hour, ATFM delay costs per composite flight-hour), and their evolution over the period (top left). It puts these in the context of the traffic growth observed in the ANSP’s airspace (top right). In this page, financial data are all expressed in real terms. Developments in the components of financial cost-effectiveness (ATCO-hour productivity, ATCO employment costs per ATCO-hour, and support costs per composite flight-hour) are also examined (middle left), to help identify the underlying causes of changes in overall cost-effectiveness. The charts on the middle right provide additional information in order to better understand the drivers behind the changes in the three components of financial cost-effectiveness.

The bottom set of graphs examine how the changes in the components over the whole period contribute to the change in the overall financial cost-effectiveness indicator. The left-hand graphs relate to ATCOs in OPS (ATCO-hour productivity and employment costs per ATCO-hour); the right-hand graphs to other elements of cost (“support costs”). The relative contribution of these two effects to the change in the financial cost-effectiveness indicator depends on the relative weight of ATCO employment costs and support costs in the overall ATM/CNS provision costs.

Third page

The top charts of the third page present the financial cost-effectiveness indicator and its main components for individual ANSPs in comparison with their respective comparator group. The approach is to consider each ANSP in the context of a group of other ANSPs (comparators) which operate in relatively similar operational and economic environments. Further information of the composition of these groups is available in the ACE benchmarking report. The chart on the top-left shows the level and changes in unit ATM/CNS provision costs over a five-year period for each ANSP part of the comparator group. The chart on the top-right shows for each ANSP the deviations in unit ATM/CNS provision costs, ATCO-hour productivity, employment costs per ATCO-hour and unit support costs from the average of the comparator group at the start and at the end of the period considered.

The chart in the middle of the third page shows the historical and planned evolution of capital expenditure and depreciation, highlighting the ANSP’s investment cycles and their magnitude, across time. The ratio of these quantities is an indication of the rate at which the overall asset base is being expanded.

Finally, two tables present historical information and projections about capital expenditures provided by each ANSP over a 10-year period. The first table provides a high-level overview of the magnitude of historic and planned capital expenditures by area (i.e. ATM, Communication, Surveillance, etc.) and of the upgrade/replacement cycles of the main ATM systems for each ACC. The last table provides detailed information on the top 5 capex projects in monetary terms including the domain, the financial amount and the time period of the project.