Performance Insight #5 - Open performance data

An enabler to further performance enhancements?

Pursuing an open data-based approach will allow all interested parties to tap into a harmonised data environment to build their assessments, validate results published by other parties, and reproduce findings in support of the political and operational discussion about observed performance.

This fifth Performance Insight provides the rationale and background to the PRC Open Performance Data Initiative, sets out benefits and barriers of implementing an open data approach and gives examples of applications of open performance data in the form of selected “snapshots” of recent research.

As an independent body promoting performance review, the PRC hopes to inspire interested parties to join and support the next steps of the Open Performance Data Initiative.


This PRC Performance Insight document has been prepared by the EUROCONTROL Performance Review Unit (PRU) for the Performance Review Commission (PRC).

The PRC conducts independent measurement, assessment and review of the performance of the Pan-European Air Navigation Services (ANS) system, including its contribution to the efficiency of Pan-European aviation. The PRC strives to identify future improvements and makes recommendations as appropriate.

The PRC maintains open and transparent dialogue with relevant parties, including but not limited to States, Air Navigation Service Providers, Airspace Users, Airports, social dialogue partners, civil-military organisations, international and national organisations, etc. The PRC conducts research into the development of performance measurement. This includes, inter alia, investigating how performance could best be described/measured in the long-term, developing and testing proposals for future indicators and metrics, and contributing to future improvements in performance.

The PRC disseminates the results of its analysis to relevant parties, provided that no sensitive data are involved, in order to demonstrate the PRC’s commitment to transparency and to promote the application of PRC analysis.

The PRC produces independent ad-hoc studies, either on its own initiative and/or at the request of relevant parties.


Performance Insight #5 - Open Performance Data