Operations planning process consolidates forecasts and plans from all partners involved in air traffic management operations (ANSPs, airports, AOs, MIL) and from the EUROCONTROL units in charge of flow, capacity and airspace management. It ensures the seamless integration of planning actions to improve European airspace design and utilisation.
Operations planning uses integrated data and sophisticated modelling tools to provide for all planning phases:
Starting with strategic capacity planning (see details under “Strategic Planning”), the process moves to an operational level with the development of derived seasonal, weekly and daily plans (“Network Operations Plan Coordination”).
All operational stakeholders involved in air traffic management or aircraft operations are eligible.
The operational processes which support this service are described in the Network Operations handbook.