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

The European Commission’s prestigious Single European Sky Awards recognise the Network Manager and partners for taking a truly network approach and reducing massively ATFM delays over summer 2018.

7 March 2019
Built with and for stakeholders, this week marked the tenth...
15 February 2019
The EUROCONTROL Network Manager (NM) recently launched a...
7 February 2019
Eamonn Brennan, the Director General of EUROCONTROL, met...
16 January 2019
After a positive evaluation by the European Aviation Safety...

Publications

31 March 2019
In the event of an ETFMS failure, a number of appropriate...
28 March 2019
The ASM Booklet contains information on conditional routes...

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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