2015 Comparison of Air Traffic Management-Related Operational Performance: U.S.A. and Europe

31 August 2016

This report is the 5th in a series of joint ATM operational performance comparisons between the United States of America and Europe. It represents the 2nd edition under the Memorandum of Cooperation between the United States of America and the European Union. Building on established operational key performance indicators, the goal of the joint study conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and EUROCONTROL on behalf of the European Union is to understand differences between the two ATM systems in order to further optimise ATM performance and to identify best practices for the benefit of the overall air transport system. The analysis is based on a comparable set of data and harmonised assessment techniques for developing reference conditions for assessing ATM performance.


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