At EUROCONTROL, our mission as the Network Manager (NM) is to ensure an efficient, flexible and dynamic airspace structure. This structure is based on the continuous expansion of free route airspace operations and multi-option routeings and it is supported by adaptable air traffic control (ATC) sectorisation.
To maximise the capacity of the airspace, we coordinate the design and use of the European route network on behalf of our Member States and with operational stakeholders (civil and military airspace users, civil and military air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airport operators, etc.).
This coordination is guaranteed via the Route Network Development Sub-Group (RNDSG). The collaborative decision-making (CDM) process begins with broad operational requirements which are gradually refined into specific airspace design proposals for implementation to improve the design and structure of European airspace.