NOP

Network operations portal

Connecting operational stakeholders to the Network Manager Operations Centre.

Public access Log in Access conditions

The Network Operations Portal (NOP) is a collaboration application which enables operational stakeholders to interact and collaborate with the Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC). The main purposes of the NOP Portal are:

  • To monitor the real-time status of traffic, airspace and air traffic flow and capacity management (ATFCM) measures;
  • To identify bottlenecks;
  • To optimise the use of available ATM capacity through collaborative planning of pan-European operations from the strategic to the tactical phases.

The NOP allows a common view of the European ATM network situation to be shared with the whole aviation community. It is a means of interactively accessing the European ATFCM network situation, which incorporates the existing information and user requests, provides traffic demand and capacity plans, identifies bottlenecks, and presents the ATFCM and ASM measures planned in order to counterbalance them. The NOP provides full transparency with regard to the current and expected European air traffic situation, thanks to the constantly validated stream of information and the strong collaboration processes.

Access conditions

The Public NOP Portal is freely accessible.

Requesting access 

The Protected NOP Portal is restricted to organisations actively engaged in ATFM operations, airline and airport operations, and related support services. It provides access to interfaces based on customer profiles. The access to the Protected NOP is subject to eligibility conditions, to conditions of use and to the signing of a NM Agreement. To request access, please follow the steps below.

  1. Fill out our service request form
    This will help us determine what access to grant you.
  2. Sign a service agreement
    Once we have received your request, we will contact you to invite your organisation to sign an official agreement with EUROCONTROL for the provision of this access.
  3. Download and install our software
    Once the agreement is signed, we will send you via email a set of instructions and links to downloading the software package needed to access the relevant service or application. It includes a software authentication device (a token or a certificate)./li>
  4. Activate your token or certificate
    Once your software and certification is installed, you need to activate your token or certificate please contact out technical helpdesk (see our contact bubble)
  5. Log in
    Congratulations! You can access the tool. 

Service request form

Hours of operations

The NOP is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Technical assistance is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week for first level support, and during office hours for second level support.

Service levels

EUROCONTROL aims at providing high availability levels for the NOP product and it reports regularly on monthly availability indicators to the stakeholder consultative groups concerned (ODSG or equivalent).

Service levels do not include:

  • Communication networks used to access the product;
  • Interruptions due to installation or use of product which does not conform to NM specifications;
  • Periods of planned outage and essential maintenance.

EUROCONTROL tries to keep interruptions to the service to a minimum. When planned maintenance and testing might necessitate the CHMI to be taken out of service, EUROCONTROL notifies the user at least 48 hours in advance of planned interruptions to service. In all other cases, it provides such notice as is reasonably practicable.

Fees

The NOP product is, in principle, provided free of charge. However, contribution fees are levied to cover part of the costs related to the token.

EUROCONTROL provides up to two tokens per organisation free of charge. A one-time fee of € 200 is charged for each additional token.

Each token is valid for a minimum of five years to cater for technological, operational or contractual developments. After five years, EUROCONTROL will charge a new contribution fee when renewing the tokens with new technologies.

EUROCONTROL reserves the right to cancel the tokens which have not been used for six months, for efficiency and security reasons. Should you require a new token after this cancellation, you will have to submit a new request via the NM Service request form. Any new access so requested and granted will be charged for.

Invoices are payable before the token(s) can be activated.