Strategic event planning ensures the resolution of potential capacity/demand imbalances caused by events.
Strategic planning takes into account all isolated events (that might have an impact) to get a more complete picture on the network impact. Overlapping events (in time/areas) will be highlighted and can be assessed and coordinated before measures will be applied.
In the strategic phase, a toolbox with mitigation measures is used to minimize the impact on the network. Normally it is a combination of measures that will be used and which can vary for each event. These mitigations are coordinated with the impacted area control centres beforehand.
The toolbox consists of:
Events can be subdivided into different types.
Recurrent and seasonal events impact the air traffic flow and capacity management (ATFCM) network in a relatively predictable way, allowing air traffic management actors to optimize the network through appropriate Axis management. Occasional, or ad hoc events can generate additional traffic demand and possible local congestion. Military events refer primarily to military exercises. They are coordinated with the national Airspace Management Cells (AMC) and concerned area control centres (ACCs), the Network Manager and aircraft operators.
This service is delivered under the terms and conditions of the standard agreement between EUROCONTROL and the ANSPs concerned.