Interdependencies – Time for a more robust and flexible regulatory system

After two reference periods of the EU performance scheme, almost ten years of operational experience and in the light of the impact of the current pandemic and unprecedented volatility the European aviation is facing, a workshop initiated a discussion to reassess the existing performance scheme and to adapt it to the needs of European society and the market. High-level representatives from States, EC, ANSPs, NSAs, NM, PRB, IFATSEA and IFATCA contributed to the workshop held virtually in October 2020, as well as industry representatives, academics, researchers and operational delegates presenting overall 12 academic and practice-oriented subjects. Throughout the discussion, it became evident that interdependencies within ATM performance areas are a reality and influence decision-making. Hence, there is a strong need to address them in an appropriate way. This need has become more pressing as the on-going challenge of extreme volatility in terms of traffic demand and route preferences is forcing a change to more flexible and adaptive ways of working to ensure robust and resilient operations. To reach this ambitious objective, there is a strong need to firstly develop new metrics – for instance in the area of the environmental performance and arrival punctuality – and to use state-of-the art technologies such as big data and modern statistical methodologies. Secondly, this changed approach requires a single value chain approach oriented towards the needs of the key stakeholders and the general public.

Research Workshop
Interdependencies within ATM Performance in the Context of a Dynamic Environment
21-23 October 2020

BLUE MED FAB and FABEC initiated this research workshop which brought together industry representatives, researchers and operational delegates. It was organised in partnership with the German Aviation Research Society (G.A.R.S.) and the University of Bologna.

In three sessions 11 presentations were held that have been compiled in a electronic as well as hardcover documentation. Here is the dynamic PDF file that you are welcome to flip through.

If you are (also) interested in receiving a free copy of the book that serves as a compilation of all the papers provided, please, feel free to send us an email: ruediger.mandry[at]

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Interdependencies within ATM Performance in the Context of a Dynamic Environment