The Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC, previously called CFMU) delivers core operational services across several domains:

  • Flow and Capacity Management
  • ATM Access Gateway and Flight Planning Operations
  • Information Management Domain
  • Crisis and Contingency Management
  • Post-operations analysis and reporting.

EUROCONTROL Network Operations stem from the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU), which was created in 1995 as a response to the chronic delays plaguing European air traffic throughout the 1980s.

In 2011, the European Commission nominated EUROCONTROL as European Network Manager. The European Commission’s Implementing Rules are now the backbone of our Network Operations. The ultimate purpose of these new binding rules applicable to all aviation stakeholders is to improve the performance of the European ATM Network.

Latest news

EUROCONTROL is launching a Call for Candidates for one of its key leadership positions, Director Network Management. 

The successful candidate will head our Directorate of Network Management, with the responsibility of leading the Network Manager function.

27 September 2018
Representatives from the EU/ECAC States, EC, EASA, EDA,...
3 August 2018
Last time you took a flight, was it delayed? By how much?...
6 July 2018
150 participants from more than 70 organisations working...
21 June 2018
Many of us arriving at hub airports have found it...

Publications

12 December 2018
This document describes the new or modified functions...
10 December 2018
This NM Flight Planning Requirements document outlines the...

Content overview

Consult the official operational documentation regularly Go...
The objective is to optimise traffic flows according to air...
The Network Manager Operations Centre receives, processes...
Effective decisions could not be made without a central and...
A direct overview on the NM Operational Services and...
The CFMU's heritage EUROCONTROL Network Operations stem...
Access the complete Network Operations Library here Access...

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