Air traffic flow management (ATFM) regulations: a power for good

Airplanes at a busy airport

Flow management regulations are not popular but the mechanism is effective for making the network safer, more efficient and for minimising emissions.

They are a key part of the EUROCONTROL Network Manager’s flow management system, which is working to ensure traffic flows safely and as efficiently as possible.

This Think Paper explores what ATFM regulations are, how they differ from the various reasons for delay as experienced by passengers and shows that their impact can be less than you might think.

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Air traffic flow management (ATFM) regulations: a power for good