This document is the outcome of the work initially developed by EUROCONTROL/NM on behalf of the CNS Advisory Group nominated by the SES High Level Group, and further refined based upon the Group’s comments. The assessment estimates the potential net savings coming from rationalising current CNS infrastructure within the European ATM Network. Building upon previous economic assessments – themselves based on substantial stakeholder involvement, it consolidates results for the SES and ECAC Areas over the period 2021-2040 and considers the latest Regulatory Developments and the CNS roadmap in the ATM Master Plan.
The assessment is the work of CNS and economic experts, whose analysis has incorporated the most recently available data about the numbers of CNS facilities currently deployed.
Instead of considering a patchwork of National CNS MONs (Minimal Operational Networks), a European perspective has been applied which recognises that facilities located in a State can provide services in neighbouring States. Therefore, this assessment gives a first estimate of the potential cumulative benefits to be realised through decommissioning unnecessarily redundant CNS infrastructure across the pan-European ATM network.
It must be stressed that the assumptions about the reduced number of facilities in the CNS MONs that were used to estimate potential savings are based on theoretical scenarios for decommissioning that remain to be assessed – and eventually modified – by civil and military stakeholders and authorities outside the Advisory Group.