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Introduction

This interactive dashboard is an innovative and intuitive tool developed by EUROCONTROL to explore the evolution of en-route service units in all European States which have joined the EUROCONTROL route charges system.

En-route service units are calculated for each flight and used to bill airspace users for the cost of air navigation services this flight has received.

En-route service units of a specific flight are equal to the product of the distance flown (expressed in 100 kilometres) by the square root of the Maximum Take Off Weight of the aircraft which performed the flight (expressed in 50 tonnes).

The evolution of en-route service units is therefore a mix of the evolution of flight numbers, the evolution of distance flown and the evolution of aircraft weight.

This dashboard presents different views of the monthly evolution of en-route service units. It is updated every month, a few days following the billing of airspace users, in accordance with EUROCONTROL billing calendar.

It will grow as we add more and more components to it...


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Main Dashboard

This dashboard presents an interactive view of the monthly evolution of en-route service units.

MainDashboard

It proposes to visualize several metrics either in % or in absolute terms which can be identified by their colour:

  • Actual vs. Plan (cumulative)
  • Actual vs. Plan (monthly)
  • Actual vs. Previous year (cumulative)
  • Actual vs. Previous year (monthly)

The top left graphics presents the selected metric for all States for a selected month. Clicking on one of the State bar will select the State.

The three other graphics present different views for the selected State. Clicking on one of the month dots will select the month.

Motion Chart

This dashboard presents an interactive and dynamic view of the monthly evolution of en-route service units. It will only work with Flash-compatible browsers.

MainDashboard

It proposes to visualize the same metrics as in the Main Dashboard plus the absolute value of the month and the cumulative absolute value of the month.

It proposes several views of these metrics:

  • Bubble view: to see the variation of up to 4 metrics at the same time for a specific month (x, y, size and colour of the bubbles).
  • Bar view: to see the variation of one metric at a time for a specific month.
  • Line view: to see the variation of one metric at a time for all months.

The slider at the bottom allows the viewer to change the month and to see the evolution of the metrics overtime. Extrapolations are calculated to get a continuous variation.

Tiles

This dashboard presents a quick overview of the monthly evolution of en-route service units of all European States.

MainDashboard

It allows the key dynamics of each individual European State to be identified at a glance.

The States are ordered according to their accession date to the EUROCONTROL Route charges System.

State analysis

This dashboard presents a powerful tool to analyse and understand the drivers of the monthly variations of en-route service units in a particular State for a particular month.

MainDashboard

It allows the viewer to navigate through the data and to identify which Region-Pairs are mostly contributing to the monthly en-route service units.

This powerful tool allows the viewer to analyse several key metrics: en-route service units, flights, distance flown and Maximum-Take-Off-Weight (MTOW), either in absolute terms or in comparison with the same month of the previous year, thus making possible to understand for instance whether the difference in en-route service units is coming from a variation of number of flights.

The precise definition of the regions can be found here.

Forecasts

This dashboard presents an historical view of all STATFOR forecasts since 2006 as well as all States' forecasts as presented and adopted at each November enlarged committee meetings since 2009.

MainDashboard

It allows the viewer to navigate through the various forecast data (from STATFOR and from States) over the last 10 years, to see the evolution of these forecasts over time and to identify the choices made by States.

Long Term Evolution

This dashboard presents an historical view of the annual values of total service units, flight numbers, distance flown (in km) and Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) (in tons) since 2002. These data are extracted from CRCO's Reports on the Operation of the Route Charges System which are published on an annual basis.

It must be noted that the information on MTOWs presented in this dashboard is computed based on the annual figures of service units, flights and distance and not on a flight by flight basis. The average MTOWs per flight are therefore slightly lower than the exact figures (since the sum of square roots is always higher than the square root of a sum...)

MainDashboard

It allows the viewer to visualize the evolution of the key main parameters in the calculation of service units (i.e. number of flights, distance flown and MTOW) and understand the reason behind the evolution of service units over time.