Airports are a crucial component of the overall aviation network performance as disrupted operations at an airport easily generate major reactionary delays. 

Our focus is on helping airports take advantage of the 'network approach' in solving operational issues and enhancing performance, as defined in the Network Manager Implementing Rule (677/2011).

We do our utmost to integrate airports into the ATM network and help them improve their performance. In particular, we concentrate on reducing delays and on managing adverse conditions and other events that may have an impact upon the network. These efforts are underpinned by a work programme that includes developing cooperative action plans with airports as well as supporting the deployment of concepts that will deliver local and network performance improvements.

Latest news

Our new far-reaching delay mitigation plan (e-NM/ANSP) aims to remove over 1,000 flights/day from congested areas.

7 May 2019
Over 36% of European departures are from collaborative...
6 May 2019
In an important step for all actors in European aviation,...
27 November 2018
Turkey's new Istanbul airport is expected to become one of...

Publications

30 April 2019
The Annual Network Operations Report for 2018 and its three...
22 January 2019
The EUROCONTROL Specification for Operational ANS...

Content overview

The ACAP pillar focuses on operational and performance...
The Network Manager (NM) regularly captures key airport...
Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-...
Wake Vortex Turbulence is defined as turbulence which is...
Continuous Climb and Descent Operations (CCO and CDO) are...
The air traffic management network is vulnerable to all...

Video

RECAT EU

A network approach to airport operations: DMEAN

Closer integration of airport and network operations

NM Airports Support Team

Support team at the Network Manager. For any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Airport Research Support Team

For any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email.