Network Manager User Forum 2019

30 - 31 January 2019

EUROCONTROL’s NM User Forum is the yearly major Air Traffic Management (ATM) event for aviation's operational community.

Your Annual European Network Operations Event” addressed key topics of the European ATM network and brought the operational players together to discuss the anticipated challenges for the upcoming year.

How to Manage Summer 2019 Together

Our experts from ATM, airlines and airports shared their views and brought to light some of the difficulties faced throughout the 2018 summer period. Experts and attendees discussed potential solutions to improve network capacity and how to best tackle weather challenges operationally. Participants benefited from presentations on understanding network complexity and stability and got a sneak peek at the latest short-term technical evolutions. Participating operational users also:

  • learned from the 2018 operations and from the experience of our peers,
  • openly tackled operational issues and identified realistic actions for improvement,
  • focused on concrete initiatives that can make a real difference in 2019 and
  • ensured that the real priorities of Airspace Users are fully taken into account in proposed system and procedures upgrades.


Day 1 - Speaker and topic Presentation
Understanding the challenging 2018 summer: what happened?
Francine Corte-Real, Lisbon Airport
NMOC Summer 18 Review
Munevver Celik, EUROCONTROL
Main Operational Issues at UAC Karlsruhe in 2018
Holger Schneider, Flow Management Position, DFS
Understanding why Summer 2018 was challenging
Managing Summer 2019 Together - EUROCONTROL Network Manager Action Plan
Razvan Bucuroiu, EUROCONTROL
Day 2 - Speaker and topic Presentation
Towards Better Weather Management: Tackling weather challenges operationally
Chris Peregrine, EUROCONTROL
Managing Summer 2019 together Collaboration and ‘discipline’
NM Future Architecture Study
Jean-Pierre Aiguier, EUROCONTROL
Planned short-term evolutions
Juan Rodriguez Poveda and Idalina Mendes Videira, EUROCONTROL
Network Manager User Forum Conclusions
Kenneth Thomas, EUROCONTROL

From @eurocontrolDG

Photos from the event:

The lobby of the NM User Forum 2019.© EUROCONTROL

On the show floor.© EUROCONTROL

Joe Sultana, Director Network Management at EUROCONTROL, speaking to the attendees of the NM User Forum 2019.© EUROCONTROL

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