At EUROCONTROL, we actively facilitate a pan-European stakeholder collaborative approach to respond effectively to aviation’s sustainability challenges, such as the ones identified in the European Green Deal, to optimise air traffic management and the wider aviation sector.
We contribute to environment research and innovation programmes to reduce the impact of noise, CO2 and other emissions, as well as condensation trails on the environment.
We operate EU’s ETS and CORSIA support facilities to help national authorities and aircraft operators meet their reporting obligations.
We develop innovative state-of-the-art data-driven suites of models to assess environmental impacts and develop scenarios.
We contribute to increasing operational environmental performance by developing advanced metrics, best practices, tailored trainings and topical webinars to increase awareness in aviation sustainability.
In addition we contribute to inform and trigger constructive debate articulated around our Think Papers and Sustainability Briefings.
We support the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels, and integration of new entrants, such as UAVs and flying taxis.
Data & metrics
Our network-wide view of the European ATM network generates a wealth of data that we make available to our stakeholders. This knowledge and our experience empowers us to advise stakeholder on performance improvements, with particular attention to reducing noise, emissions and climate impacts.
Impact assessment tools
We are constantly developing and improving our modelling tools to meet the needs of our stakeholders.
Airport local air quality studies
Integrated aircraft noise and emissions modelling platform
Advanced emission model
Delivering operational efficiencies now and in the future
At EUROCONTROL, we support the development of efficient procedures to improve the performance of the European ATM network. We help to optimise trajectories to reduce fuel burn, emissions and noise around airports. During the pandemic, we work with our partners to reduce airspace constraints allowing for more efficient trajectories while encouraging the development of green flight principles.
We also measure the outputs of these concepts or operational improvements in environmental terms. Some of the many initiatives we offer help stakeholders achieve greater efficiency, lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions are available here for you to explore.
CEM Working Arrangements
The effective management of aviation environmental impacts at an airport requires the engagement and collaboration of all core operational stakeholders. Our Collaborative Environmental Management (CEM) Working Arrangement is an effective collaborative approach to facilitating optimal environmental operational performance.
Climate Change Adaptation
The impacts of a changing climate and the intensification of disruptive weather events are a risk for aviation operations and infrastructure. Our experts deliver informative documentation to help raise the visibility of the potential effects and mitigation measures that can be taken to fight climate change.
Instruments to address the climate impact of aviation
We collect and harmonise data relevant for the EU, Swiss and UK ETSs and the ICAO CORSIA. Through the EUROCONTROL Support Facility we help aircraft operators fulfil their obligations to monitor and report their emissions under these market-based-measures, while reducing compliance costs. Likewise, we support States, EU institutions and aviation stakeholders to implement these market-based-measures and in their efforts to mitigate aviation emissions and other environmental effects.
European Union emissions trading system
Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation
Projects and services
Find out more about some of our leading projects and services