The guidelines aim to provide information and processes to help States and ANSPs identify and decide on the contingency strategies and concept of operation best suited to meet their needs in certain circumstances.
The ‘Guidelines’ also subsume the information previously contained in the “EUROCONTROL Guidance for Design of Contingency Strategies” document. The information is intended to help ANSPs take decisions to mitigate a broad range of threats and hazards including natural disasters, security threats, software bugs, volcanic ashes and, most typically, pandemics.
The potential strategies described have been constructed on the best practices of a number of ECAC ANSPs and reflect a variety of approaches available to ANSPs in meeting their contingency needs.
The strategies include
- co-located facilities
- multi-use facilities
- centralised facilities
- ATS delegation
- common/shared system solutions
- hybrid models