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

EAD is the world’s largest aeronautical information database; DFS one of Europe’s largest ANSPs. In a cost-saving move, DFS has added pre-flight information to the other EAD services it has been using.

27 September 2018
Representatives from the EU/ECAC States, EC, EASA, EDA,...
3 August 2018
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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

20 November 2018
This document provides all users of the IFPS with an easy...
14 November 2018
The ATFCM Users Manual has been prepared with the main...

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...
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