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- Civil-military coordination
- Research cooperation
- Simulations and validation
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
All our publications
Here you will find a guide to all the studies and material we publish. Our guidance material is public and you will be able to download full reports. You will be able to use it freely as long as you acknowlege us as the source. However, for some specific protected material, you will need to request permission by contacting us at:
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1. The Standard Inputs for EUROCONTROL Cost Benefit Analyses.
The Standard Inputs for EUROCONTROL Cost Benefit Analyses is the document where you will find recommended values for commonly used data items in Cost Benefit Analysis such as the cost of one minute of delay, the value of an average passenger flight, aircraft operating costs, etc. The values are provided together with details of the sources and a discussion of the applicability and use of the values. They are updated regularly. There is an online version called WIKISI (user name and password required).
2. CBA guidance.
Here we include a variety of studies and guidance material for your CBA. You will find here quality checklists, guidelines, examples and methodologies:
- ATM Cost Benefit Analyses for Beginners, EUROCONTROL (2010): an introduction to basic concepts of cost benefit analysis in the European ATM context.
- ATM CBA Quality Checklist, EUROCONTROL (2010): support guidance for CBA experts to ensure that all necessary steps to build a credible CBA are taken.
- EMOSIA brochure (2016): an introduction to the EMOSIA methodology.
- Method to assess cost of European ATM improvements and technologies, EUROCONTROL (2014): a method to assess costs of European ATM improvements in categories (from very low to very high cost) using cost drivers such as geographical scope, range of stakeholders who need to invest and type of system change. The cost of past ATM projects is used as an input to define the categories.
- SESAR Definition phase Methodology for Transition Strategy Trade-Off (2007): describes the method developed in the SESAR definition phase to compare different options taking account of quantitative and qualitative criteria. The basis for the Business Case method used currently for the SESAR Development Phase.
- EATMP guidelines for the Economic Appraisal of EATMP Projects, EUROCONTROL (2000): provides detailed guidelines on how to conduct the economic appraisal of European ATM projects. Despite having been published in 2000 this continuest to be largely a good reference document.
- European Model for Strategic ATM Investment Analysis (EMOSIA) - A practical example (2003): a report of the dry run of EMOSIA in 2003. It contains an overview of the EMOSIA approach and its application to an example looking at investment in sector productivity tools.
3. Centralised Services.
We are working in close cooperation with other EUROCONTROL Units to develop the necessary CBAs for supporting the 9 Centralised Services proposed by EUROCONTROL.
4. CBA studies in support of specific projects.
Here you can find examples of Cost Benefit Analyses carried out in support of different ATM projects. The projects are for improvements in areas such as airports, surveillance infrastructure, telecommunications or broad ATM projects.
- Controller Pilot Data Link supported by ATN in Europe: Link 2000+ Cost Benefit Analysis Review (2005): the latest review of the Cost Benefit Analysis carried out for the LINK2000+ Programme aiming at implementing CPDLC services in the core area of the ECAC region.
- ADS - High Level CBA (1999): An initial analysis of the implementation of ADS in ECAC with the objective of making a first estimate of all cost items and identifying the potential benefits provided or enabled.
- The Case for Enhanced Surveillance - Revised CBA (2001): A revision and update of the CBA prepared as part of the earlier study of Enhanced Surveillance.
- Airport CDM Cost Benefit Analysis (2008): A generic CBA and CBA model are provided to show the economic value of Airport CDM to its different stakeholders.
5. Learn with us / Did you know that?
Our CBAs are based on sophisticated and sounded modelling but this does not mean they need to be complicated and boring for the non-specialist public. We have just created this series of publications in our Facebook page to try and make you learn with simple visuals and realise our work is more present in your life as you could initially have thought.
6. ATM Master Plan
We worked with the 16.06.06 partners to produce the business view providing the economic and financial impact of the Master Plan, an essential asset for SESAR deployment. You can find the business view on Chapter 5 of the latest edition of the ATM Master Plan Portal.
7. Evaluating the cost of delay.
Delay to Airspace Users is one of the most important metrics used to quantify the benefits of improvements to Air Traffic Management. Below, you will find key studies to estimate the cost of delay.
- European Airline delay cost reference values (2011): A basic set of estimates and inputs we regularly use.
- Cost of Delay - Evaluating the true cost to airlines of one minute of airborne or ground delay (2004): The results of a study by the University of Westminster to evaluate the cost of delay to airlines.