EUROCONTROL’s CEM Specification describes a process, the CEM Working Arrangement that brings together the core operational stakeholders at airports: the airport operator, the main aircraft operators and the ANSP. The objective is to identify the environmental impact of operational constraints and to enable a coordinated response that minimises these impacts whilst maximising the airport’s current and future performance.
This Working Arrangement can be either a suitable existing forum or the establishment of a new one depending on local needs and requirements. Additionally, local circumstances may call for the inclusion of other relevant stakeholders.
The requirements to set up a CEM Working Arrangement are set out in the CEM Protocol (Chapter 7) of the EUROCONTROL CEM Specification published in September 2014 following a public consultation process involving stakeholders across the entire European aviation sector.
A revised Edition 1.3 published in December 2021 reflects the growing importance and impacts of environmental issues in the aviation sector.