2017 Comparison of air traffic management -related operational performance in: U.S. Europe

8 April 2019

This document is a joint publication of the Air Traffic Organization System Operations Services of the FAA and EUROCONTROL on behalf of the European Union in the interest of the exchange of information.

It is prepared in application of Appendix 2 to Annex 1 of the Memorandum of Cooperation NATI-9406A signed between the United States of America and the European Union on 13 December 2017 and managed by a joint European Commission-FAA Performance Analysis Review Committee (PARC). The report builds on the body of work developed since 2009 between the FAA and EUROCONTROL.

The objective is to make a factual high-level comparison of Air Traffic Management performance between the U.S. and Europe. It is based on a set of comparable performance indicators, developed jointly and reviewed year after year, creating a sound basis for factual comparisons between countries and world regions. The specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are based on best practices from both the Air Traffic Organization System Operations Services and the performance scheme of the Single European Sky initiative.

Performance Review Unit (PRU)

We are responsible for monitoring and reviewing the performance of the European Air Navigation Services (ANS) System in support of the Performance Review Commission (PRC).