Airports are a crucial component of the overall aviation network performance as disrupted operations at an airport easily generate major reactionary delays. 

Our focus is on helping airports take advantage of the 'network approach' in solving operational issues and enhancing performance, as defined in the Network Manager Implementing Rule (677/2011).

We do our utmost to integrate airports into the ATM network and help them improve their performance. In particular, we concentrate on reducing delays and on managing adverse conditions and other events that may have an impact upon the network. These efforts are underpinned by a work programme that includes developing cooperative action plans with airports as well as supporting the deployment of concepts that will deliver local and network performance improvements.

Latest news

EUROCONTROL successfully completed a SESAR real-time simulation with AustroControl (COOPANS) using an optimal runway delivery tool (ORD) supporting controllers to optimise aircraft separation on final approach.

 
8 January 2018
A recent trial at Alicante Airport proved that automating...
10 January 2018
We recently ran a trial at Alicante airport which proved...
12 September 2017

The successfully tested cross-border SESAR trials for...

11 September 2017
With rising air traffic levels now topping the pre-...

Publications

13 December 2017
Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) aims at...
16 October 2017
Traffic in September 2017 increased by 4.5% compared to...

Content overview

The Airport Capacity and Performance (ACAP) team, part of...
The Network Manager (NM regularly captures key airport...
Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-...
Wake Vortex Turbulence is defined as turbulence which is...
Continuous Climb and Descent Operations (CCO and CDO) are...
The air traffic management network is vulnerable to all...

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NM Airports Support Team

Support team at the Network Manager. For any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Airport Research Support Team

For any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email.