Optimised operational performance


Network Manager

As the Network Manager, we develop and operate the air traffic management network in Europe and beyond.

Optimised Operational Performance


As the Network Manager (NM), we develop and operate the air traffic management (ATM) network in Europe and beyond. With our comprehensive picture of the ATM network and unique in-depth expertise, we ensure the smooth flow of traffic and address performance challenges strategically, operationally and technically.

Our 20+ years of expertise in centralised flow management allows us to efficiently forecast, plan and coordinate the safe operation of flights.

Hand-in-hand with our partners, we develop solutions to meet current and future airspace and ground capacity needs.

We exchange information with countries across the ICAO European region and beyond to improve traffic flows from the regional to the global level, enhance traffic predictability and increase network capacity.


We manage a seamless European airspace by linking together the elements of the European air traffic management system. Focusing on performance of the European network, we ensure that flights reach their destination safely, on time, with the least possible impact on environment and in a cost-efficient way.

Between 2012 and 2016 we contributed to
100 million

fewer nautical miles (NMs) flown


tons fuel saved

2 million

tons in emissions reduced

500 million

euros fuel saved


Airports integration

Enhancing airport performance to improve network predictability.

Airspace design and utilisation

Drawing airspace highways to make the network safer and more efficient.

Communications, navigation and surveillance

Managing scarce resources and monitoring infrastructure performance.

Disruption and crisis management

Ensuring the network runs smoothly in any conditions.


Looking ahead together to prepare for future traffic.

Network operations

Powered by the Network Manager Operations Centre.

Network operations planning

Meeting network demands by setting tangible milestones for the future.

Network performance

Monitoring, analysing and reporting on the performance of the network.

Strategic projects

We lead the evolution of the European network. We innovate and develop the concepts and systems that will power the future network and fulfil the needs of our stakeholders.

Key documents

The cover of the Network Manager Annual Report for 2018
High-level Network Operational Framework 2019
Edition 2.0
Network strategy plan 2015-2019
Edition July 2014

Digitalisation & interoperability

Making ATM data widely available and promoting interoperability based on open standards is a core goal of the Interoperability Strategy of the EUROCONTROL Network Manager, an ambition that is fully aligned with the European Aviation Strategy and the goals of the Digital Single Market.

More than 100 services and 200 organisations worldwide connect to the Network Manager, contributing to the growth of the aviation ecosystem by operationally developing connectivity in and beyond Europe, and creating economic value for the entire ATM user community.

Technical systems

Our complex operational systems are powered by IT services that guarantee the smooth round-the-clock operation of our services.
At the same time, we actively improve efficiency and reduce the cost of support. In addition, we provide ad-hoc technical support for ATM stakeholders.

Our systems

Enhanced tactical flow management system

Provides enhanced tactical data to all operational stakeholders.

Integrated initial flight plan processing system

Rationalising the reception, initial processing and distribution of flight plan data related to IFR flight within the ICAO EUR Region.


The NM operates through a process of cooperative decision-making between two bodies - the Network Management Board and the Single Sky Committee.