ATM Cost-Effectiveness (ACE) 2014 Benchmarking Report with 2015-2019 outlook

28 June 2016

This report gives factual data and an analysis of 37 European Air Navigation Service Providers’ (ANSPs) cost-effectiveness and productivity for the year 2014. It includes a high-level trend analysis for the years 2009-2014.

The analysis focuses primarily on costs that are under ANSPs’ direct control and responsibility, namely ATM/CNS provision costs.

In addition, the report analyses the forward-looking information provided by ANSPs for 2015-2019. It looks at future financial cost-effectiveness performance on a system level and presents information on future capital expenditure.

This year, the ACE 2014 Benchmarking Report also contains a chapter with a longer-term analysis (10 years) of the changes in ANSPs’ cost-effectiveness over the years 2004-2014, covering the periods before and after the economic recession. It shows how the pan-European air navigations services system reacted to the global recession which affected the aviation community in 2009.


The ACE reports present yearly factual data and analysis on cost-effectiveness and productivity for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in Europe. The analysis focuses primarily on costs that are under ANSPs' direct control and responsibility, namely the ATM/CNS provision costs.