Airspace management

Turning European airspace into one continuum that is flexible and reactive to changes.

The airspace management service applies and enhances the Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) concept by developing the European airspace into one continuum that is flexible and reactive to changes in airspace users’ needs, with the ultimate objective of optimising the European Network capacity and performance. The service is based on a seamless and collaborative management of airspace configurations and a continuous sharing of information among all operational stakeholders.


This service is only available to EUROCONTROL Member States and the Computerised flight plan service provider (CFSPs) operating flights in the EUROCONTROL area. The applicable procedure is described in the Network Operations Handbook available in our library.

To the Network Operations Handbook


Related services and tools


Collaboration human machine interface


Network operations portal


Network Manager business-to-business web services

Regulatory framework

Under provisions of the EUROCONTROL Revised Convention, we undertake the task to develop, adopt and keep under review common standards, specifications and practices for air traffic management systems and services. To that end, a EUROCONTROL Regulatory and Advisory Framework (ERAF) has been implemented to establish mandatory and non-mandatory regulatory material for air traffic management (ATM) systems and services with a clear status and applicability for Contracting Parties consistent with existing State obligations to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and/or European Community (EC) Regulations.

The legislative package adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union with the objective to achieve a Single European Sky (SES) comprises several regulations covering the essential elements for a seamless European Air Traffic Management System.