EUROCONTROL, as Network Manager (NM), provides air traffic management (ATM) actors with the most accurate picture of past and future pan-European air traffic demand (from several years ahead until the day before operations), as well as environment data, analysis reports and tools that can read and process the data.
All this information is managed by DDR service, a EUROCONTROL cross-unit activity, gathering the best expertise, which can be accessed from the Demand Data Repository 2 “DDR2” web portal. Access to the DDR2 web portal is restricted (see access condition below).
DDR future traffic can be forecast thanks to the knowledge of past traffic and several thousands of flight intentions provided by airlines and airports that are collected, stored, analysed and treated on a daily basis.
DDR traffic forecast supports strategic, seasonal and pre-tactical planning, and also special events or major ATM evolution projects.
Finally, DDR provides a refined analysis of past demand to facilitate post-operations analysis and to identify best practices for future operations.