The Network Manager provides traffic and delay forecasts and analysis to support the global performance of the European aviation network, in line with the European Commission's 'Implementing Rule'. The Network Manager:

  • continuously assesses the performance of the network functions and has established pan-network processes of monitoring, analysing and reporting on all network operational performance aspects
  • recommends measures and/or take the actions needed to ensure the network performance
  • compares these performance against the objectives established in the NSP, NOP & Performance Plans identifying gaps and proposing remedial actions

This way NM provides a consolidated and coordinated approach to all planning & operational activities of the network.

Three activities feed into this, as well as into the decision-making of the 'NM Performance Plan' and 'Network Strategy Plan':

Statistics and Forecast Service (STATFOR) The STATFOR forecasts are used as direct inputs into the NSP, NOP and the Network and local Performance Plans as required by the NMF IR. These forecasts are also a prerequisite for the establishment of the unit rates used to calculate the route and terminal charges. Traffic forecasts are also used by an extensive number of planning departments of airlines, ANSPs, airports, government authorities, etc. for general planning.
The Operational Analysis and Reporting (OAR) The Network Manager annual report describes the implementation of the Network Strategy Plan and the Network Operations Plan, and the performance of all aspects of the network compared to the performance targets and performance plans. A comprehensive set of more detailed reports covering all operations, performance and compliance aspects of the network are also published.
The Central Office for Delay Analysis (CODA) In addition to monitoring and reporting on the performance of the ATM network in terms of delays from flow management regulations the Network Manager provides a monitoring and analysis function for all delay reasons (ATFM, airline, airport, etc.). This enables correlation between airline and network reported delays, and is used in schedule and turnaround planning, enabling better punctuality.

In addition, to our on-going monitoring and reporting activities, we help deliver the PRB targets using a network approach through the forecasting of traffic flows and a pan-network data management capability.

To achieve this, EUROCONTROL monitors the objectives set by the Performance Review Body (PRB) as closely as possible. The role of the Network Manager is to work in a true partnership with the different aviation actors and service providers and to take the actions needed to ensure network performance within an EU regulatory framework. Learn more about the European ATM Network Performance Targets.

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On Friday, 30 June, there were 35,937 flights, over a thousand more than the top day in 2016. On average, an aircraft took off or entered EUROCONTROL’s area every 2.4 seconds during that day.

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