Network Management Board

The Network Manager (Function) has been created by the Single European Sky II legislation with the strong support of operational stakeholders and is granted 4 main functions:

  • to develop and create Route Network Design
  • to provide a central function for Frequency Allocation
  • to coordinate improvement of SSR Code Allocation, and
  • to organise the management and operations of the functions, including ATFM.

The Network Management Implementing Rule (EU) No 677/2011 lists at Article 4 the tasks to be performed by the Network Manager in pursuit of the functions listed above and includes the provision of support for Crisis Management. Eurocontrol was nominated as Network Manager until the end of the second Reference Period (31st December 2019). 
Network Management Board is composed of representatives of ANSPs, airspace users, the military, and airport operators, the European Commission and Eurocontrol. The ANSPs are represented via one representative per Functional Airspace Block (FAB). FABEC is currently represented in the NMB by DFS; alternate representative DSNA.