Study on air navigation service providers (ANSPs) pension schemes and their costs

Review of changes over the 2010 - 2016 period

This report covers the pensions schemes and costs provided by 38 air navigation services providers (ANSPs) to the EUROCONTROL Performance Review Commission (PRC).

This report comprises factual data and analysis on the schemes and their costs of 38 ANSPs for the year 2016, including comparison to 2010 and some trend analysis 2010-2016. The schemes covered include State and Occupational schemes for which costs are incurred by ANSPs. The report analyses known forward-looking changes to retirement ages and pension schemes as well as drawing conclusions as to the risks associated with different types of scheme, and who bears them (State, ANSPs or individuals), and the implications for benchmarking in the context of ATM cost effectiveness comparisons.

This Report has been commissioned by the Performance Review Commission (PRC). The PRC was established in 1998 by the Permanent Commission of EUROCONTROL, in accordance with the ECAC Institutional Strategy (1997). One objective in this Strategy is "to introduce strong, transparent and independent performance review and target setting to facilitate more effective management of the European ATM system, encourage mutual accountability for system performance and provide a better basis for investment analyses and, with reference to existing practice, provide guidelines to States on economic regulation to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities."

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Study on air navigation service providers (ANSPs) pension schemes and their costs