Air traffic management cost-effectiveness (ACE) benchmarking report for 2021

Report Commissioned by the Performance Review Commission
ACE benchmarking report May 2023
ACE benchmarking report May 2023

This report is the 21st in a series of annual reports based on mandatory information disclosure provided by 38 Air Navigation Services Providers (ANSPs) to the EUROCONTROL Performance Review Commission (PRC).

This report comprises factual data and analysis on cost-effectiveness and productivity for these 38 ANSPs for the year 2021, including high level trend analysis for the years 2016-2021 and a detailed examination of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on ANSPs capital expenditures

The scope of the report is both en-route and terminal navigation services (i.e. gate-to-gate). The main focus is on the ATM/CNS provision costs as these costs are under the direct control and responsibility of the ANSP.

Costs borne by airspace users for less than optimal quality of service are also considered. The report describes a performance framework for the analysis of cost-effectiveness.

The framework highlights three key performance drivers contributing to cost-effectiveness (productivity, employment costs and support costs).

The report also analyses forward-looking information for the years 2022- 2024.

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ATM cost-effectiveness (ACE) benchmarking report (May 2023 edition)