European Route Network Improvement Plan (ERNIP) - Monitoring Report - AIRAC 2005

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Our monthly European route network implementation plan (ERNIP) monitoring report provides an overview of the airspace design improvements applied by States during the past AIRAC cycle and an analysis of their potential and real world effects.

Highlights for AIRAC 2005

8

airspace improvement measures in AIRAC 2003 coordinated with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager

21

implementing entities

Potential savings

The improvement measures implemented since AIRAC 2005  could have led to:

300,000 NMs

flown less on shortest available route

1,800 tonnes

less fuel used

6,000 tons

less CO2 emitted

1,500,000

saved

Real-world performance

Based on our filed flight plan indicator, the actual situation during AIRAC 2005 was:

375,000 NMs

flown more compared to shortest available route

2,250 tonnes

more fuel used

7,500 tons

more CO2 emitted

1,875,000

spent

Key reasons

Potential causes having an impact on flight planning/ airline choices: 

  • Geopolitical (Ukraine, Libya and Syria);
  • Regulations due to capacity/ staffing problems in the network;
  • Traffic composition/ demand;
  • Industrial action;
  • Weather (several key ANSPs were affected by traffic re-routing);
  • Financial (fluctuation of route charges over Europe).

Note: Aircraft Operators adjusted their schedules in reaction to COVID-19 and in reaction to State-implemented travel restrictions, resulting in a significant decrease of flights operated in the NM area (more than 20,000 fewer flights daily compared to 2019). As a consequence the data, statistics and results in this report might not be as reliable and accurate as usual.

For more details, download our monitoring report.

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Monitoring Report - AIRAC 2005