The Network Manager

Key events in 2016
Achievements
18 January 2016

At the EUROCONTROL Training Institute in Luxembourg, we support EUROCONTROL's pan-European network management and deployment activities, as well...

19 January 2016

“The focus of our work is the sound performance of the European network, delivered in a cost-effective manner. Every day we look at our...

3 February 2016

The 2016 User Forum gave Europe’s ATM actors a unique chance to discuss operational issues with their peers and to work together on finding...

8 February 2016

Twenty years ago, a new page in ATM history was written: the ASM Handbook was first published. This is the reference guide for the application of...

18 February 2016

Everyone remembers the severe disruption in April 2010 when Europe faced an unprecedented shut-down of its airspace, owing to the eruption of the...

22 February 2016

From 19 to 22 January 2016, EUROCONTROL hosted the eighth NM Radio Frequency Function group (RAFT-8) meeting. RAFT is the main decision body of...

8 March 2016

CAP – Collaborative Advanced Planning – received the IHS Jane’s ATC Award in the Environment category at the CANSO ATM dinner on 7 March 2015 in...

8 March 2016
Madrid, Spain – On 7 March 2016, the night before the World ATM Congress opened, EUROCONTROL received the Jane’s 2016 ATC Special Achievement Award...
16 March 2016

The recent NM B2B Technical Forum attracted a vibrant community to accelerate the deployment of SWIM technologies and to improve Europe’s ATM...

22 March 2016

Following the incidents in Brussels this morning, our thoughts are with the victims, those affected and their families.

22 March 2016

This morning around 08.00 CET, there were two explosions in the departures hall of Brussels airport. Following the explosions, the European...

13 April 2016

Passengers often have the impression that they are the last item in a long list when it comes to flying. The annual Passenger Terminal Expo tries...

1 August 2016

Delay means different things to different people - and the delay codes used to report delay reflect this ambiguity. These days, we need a common...

20 April 2016

Collaboration gets things done, faster and better. Really? For airports that apply EUROCONTROL’s collaborative decision-making concept, the...

25 April 2016

“Our rapid growth wouldn’t have been possible without the improvements made by EUROCONTROL”, noted Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary, looking back on...

29 April 2016

How can operational safety be improved across the network? Five top safety priority areas have been earmarked to help do this.

The Network...

27 April 2016

Since 1 February 2016, the Network Manager has been supporting the European Union’s ACC3 programme with its NM ACC3 Alerting System. ACC3 stands...

28 April 2016

On 28 April 2016, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey will implement a significant airspace project at their interfaces to address the handling of a...

9 May 2016

As of 1 January 2018 aircraft may not be able to operate in any EU Member States’ controlled airspace unless their aircraft radio communication...

11 May 2016

On 11 May 2016, EUROCONTROL’s Training Institute (IANS) was formally recognised as a Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) at ICAO's...

17 May 2016

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), the air navigation services provider for Dubai & the Northern Emirates, announced the implementation of...

19 May 2016

If Safety is a hot issue, so is Just Culture. It is always a challenge to know what is happening in the operational and technical areas. Yet...

31 May 2016

Over the past two decades the EUROCONTROL Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) has evolved from a patchwork of regional units rationing capacity...

6 June 2016

On 27 May 2016 the Greek Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Mr Christos Spirtzis, signed the European AIS Database (EAD)...

7 June 2016

EXE-13.02.02-VP-749, a SESAR trial to validate Target Time Management and Airport Operation plan – Network operation plan (AOP-NOP) integration...

8 June 2016

From 10 June to 10 July 2016, France will host UEFA’s 15th edition of the European football championships. Over 50 matches will be...

13 June 2016
On the basis of the cooperation agreement between the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE (GCAA) and EUROCONTROL in October 2015, real time...
15 June 2016

Active Safety Nets, both ground and airborne, were this year’s topic of the Annual Safety Forum held on 7-8 June at EUROCONTROL’s headquarters....

21 June 2016

Did you fly in Europe last week? Did you encounter any delay? If so, would you like to know why? Here is an overview of what happened last week...

28 June 2016

Summer started a few weeks ago and it has not been plain sailing. The network has had more days disturbed by industrial action than has ever been...

4 July 2016

Business continuity is vital - and planning for it, equally so. The EUROCONTROL Network Manager recently trialled a way of maintaining the...

6 July 2016

Our Experimental Centre at Brétigny-sur-Orge held an event to mark their special contribution to making EUROCONTROL’s flow management concept a...

13 July 2016

Over the last few years, EUROCONTROL has championed developments in the crucial safety area of Just Culture and, together with the...

14 July 2016

What lessons could be learned from the latest European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell (EACCC) crisis exercise in February 2016, which looked...

15 July 2016

ARTAS V8B3-U2 is ARTAS’s first major restyling in nearly 25 years: its first specification was published in November 1991.

ARTAS...

15 July 2016

The Network Manager has released an annual report, covering its activities in 2015, the first year of the Single European Sky’s second Reference...

1 August 2016

Delay means different things to different people - and the delay codes used to report delay reflect this ambiguity. These days, we need a common...

8 August 2016

Come to Luxembourg and acquire experience and expertise in implementing ATCO continuation training requirements at a two-day workshop organised...

31 August 2016

The new European separation standard for aircraft wake turbulence - developed by EUROCONTROL and called European Wake Vortex Re-categorisation (...

2 September 2016

Predictive performance management is at the heart of the SESAR’s Airport operations centre (APOC).* It relies on having access to real time data...

6 September 2016

Airport capacity needs to keep pace with demand: it is a perpetual challenge. Airport capacity is a complex topic with no easy solutions, as it...

14 September 2016

A Boeing 747 burns over 10 tonnes of fuel every hour and much more when it is climbing up to altitude. That equates to about 4 litres per second...

19 September 2016

We often take the internet for granted, but today some four billion people still do not have access to it. In a connected 21st century...

21 September 2016

Forty-three EU and non-EU States; a peak of 34,594 flights on 9 September this year; 1,940 aircraft operators; 520 airports; 68 control centres....

23 September 2016

For many years EUROCONTROL has promoted Just Culture in aviation – the concept that pilots and controllers should be encouraged to report...

29 September 2016

Air traffic control, airline and military operation staff, Flight Plan Service Providers and meteorological experts from both sides of the North...

3 October 2016

The main obstacles to the global implementation of Airport Collaborative Decision-making (A-CDM) are discrepancies in airport infrastructures...

13 October 2016

Using System wide information management (SWIM) interfaces to exchange flight plan information is the way forward for airports. Nice Côte d'Azur...

17 October 2016

In 2010 volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull caused chaos across Europe. One year later, ash from Grimsvötn again disrupted air...

28 October 2016

The V8B4 version of ARTAS is expected to be released in mid-2017. It will feature a set of functionalities defined in the ARTAS roadmap - fully...

28 October 2016

Reducing aviation’s environmental footprint is a joint effort in which airports have an important role to play. With this in mind, EUROCONTROL is...

31 October 2016

ARTAS, the ATM Surveillance Tracker and Server, is EUROCONTROL’s surveillance data processing system, designed to produce and distribute a...

8 November 2016

The first EUROCONTROL Hackathon came to a successful end yesterday, 6 November 2016. The event brought together 32 young and talented students...

11 November 2016

In the aftermath of the Linate Airport runway accident in 2001 and the Überlingen mid-air collision in 2002, EUROCONTROL set up AGAS (the High...

28 November 2016

How could the CNS infrastructure be compromised? What can we do about it? Is there a systematic way of identifying security threats and...

29 November 2016

The implementation of a modernized en-route air traffic control system is not a piece of cake, but when the right ingredients are brought...

12 December 2016

Many European states have set ambitious targets to achieve sustainable energy by 2020. As a result, the use of devices that can generate...