The ash cloud crises (2010 and 2011) showed that a network approach is crucial to minimise the impact on aviation.

Our objective is to adapt our response to each disruption or crisis by bringing together the right experts and decision makers and by sharing information with all the relevant players.

Tools and procedures available during a disruption or crisis

Network Operations Portal Provides the aviation community with a common view of the ATM situation across Europe.
Crisis management tools How the NOP, Evita and teleconferences are used in times of crisis.
Operational procedures Should a major or prolonged disruption occur a comprehensive set of operational measures are ready for immediate deployment.


Latest news

Weather has been responsible for a third of all ATM delay in the European network so far this year. Last year, it caused 25.5% of air traffic flow management delay and 19.2% at airports. 

3 April 2018

The issue with the ETFMS system has been identified and...

28 February 2018
The newly established and tested NMOC second contingency...


11 November 2016
Traffic in October 2016 increased by 2.9% compared to...
12 October 2016
Traffic in September 2016 increased by 3.5% compared to...

Content overview

In May 2010, the European Commission (EC) and EUROCONTROL...
The Network Manager provides the best assistance it can to...
Managing disruptions – the 360° vision The air traffic...
There has been significant progress since 2010 on the...


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