Network Strategy Plan 2025-2029

Approved through the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/2718 of 6 December 2023
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The Network Strategy Plan (NSP) is the strategic tool for managing the European ATM network. It defines those strategic operational objectives needed to achieve the requisite levels of ATM performance.

Twelve months before starting the next reference period (RP4) the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/123 requires the approval of a new version. Therefore, the NSP 2020-2019 from 2019 remains valid until the end of 2024. From 2025 onwards the NSP 2025-2029 should be considered as main vehicle to drive the Network planning and evolutions. It addresses the steps that need to be undertaken within RP4 and initial considerations for Network outlook after 2030.

Since 2019, a number of major events have changed the European Aviation Network, such as COVID-19, the introduction of wide-sweeping agreements for greening aviation, and the acceleration of digitalisation. Thus, the NSP 2025-2029 was updated in the following areas:

  • Updated political context references
  • Minor updates of NSP Vision
  • Revision of Strategic Objectives
  • Increased focus on:
    • Environment
    • Digitalisation
    • Scalability
    • Resilience
    • New entrants
    • Enriching the technical content of the NSP based on High Level CONOPS 2029

The update of NSP Vision and NSP Strategic Objectives was presented at the Single Sky Committee (SSC) and these items were approved by Network Manager Board (NMB). The first draft edition of NSP 2025-2029 was distributed to all concerned Stakeholders in July 2023 requesting for comments. This edition of NSP was discussed during the workshop organised at 13 September 2023 with all Operational and Institutional Stakeholders. The updated NSP 2025-2029 edition was endorsed by NMB in November 2023 and approved through the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/2718 of 6 December 2023.

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Network Strategy Plan 2025-2029