Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:39 am #1705195
johnm wrote:It’s not a simple matter, because the environment for airport/approach ATC is different to that of en-route ATC, but one of the main reasons is that airports see ATC as a large cost that needs to be reduced (they won’t pay for an overbearing of staff) and the CAA and the SES performance scheme has forced en-route NATS to cut costs to allow reduced route charges.
Is this a part of UK ATC or does it apply across Europe as well, because it looks like the usual penny wise pound foolish disease at first glance. Moreover a joined up system would typically be more efficient thus improving ATCO productivity and reducing pressure.
"This is the UK and Ireland functional airspace block’s performance plan and supporting document for the reference period of 2015 to 2019 (RP2).
The document sets out targets for en-route and terminal air navigation services (ANS). It meets the requirements of the single European sky (SES) performance scheme, an EU initiative to improve the performance of ANS by setting targets in the 4 performance areas of:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... 15-to-2019
https://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/ai ... ormance_en
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