Airspace Management (ASM) Processes

A seamless and collaborative airspace management for an optimum use of airspace

The Airspace Management activity aims at enhancing the Flexible Use of Airspace Concept by developing the European airspace into one continuum that is flexible and reactive to changes in airspace users’ needs, with the ultimate objective of optimising the European Network capacity and reaching the best performance.

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Airspace Management is based on a seamless and collaborative management of airspace configurations and continuous sharing of information among all partners participating in a rolling CDM process.

It includes:

  • Applying the Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) Concept as described in the EUROCONTROL Handbook for Airspace management, detailed as a means of compliance in the EC/EUROCONTROL FUA Specification and regulated by the SES (EC) Regulation No 2150/2005;
  • Enhancing the FUA through a more dynamic airspace management process resulting in the optimum Airspace Configuration;
  • Assisting ECAC Member States in improving their national collaborative civil/military airspace policy and planning to increase airspace sharing towards an integrated pan-European airspace planning; and
  • Supporting FABs (Functional Airspace Blocks) in the setting up of new ASM processes at FAB level.

Contribution to network performance

Objective 2014: Improve the usage of airspace and routes by achieving the Flight Efficiency KPI- i.e. the annual target for route extension due to last filed flight plan (4.15% by 2014).

Addressed user needs

  • Plan a flight
  • Know the Airspace Use Plan and the current airspace status



Further info and contacts

Contact the ASM team:

ID: A221
Air navigation service providers, Airport Handling Agent, Airports, Flow Management Position (FMP), Military
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