EUROCONTROL has been nominated the Network Manager for the period 2011-2019. NM’s tasks are related to the design of the European Route Network, the coordination of scarce resources, in particular radio frequencies within aviation frequency bands used by general air traffic and SSR transponder codes and to perform the Air Traffic Flow Management. The NM shall also support ANSPs (ENAV and ITAF in Italy) and other airspace users to reach European targets, plan strategies and priorities of their projects, guarantee more efficient routes, collect, consolidate and analyse all relevant data, foresee, monitor and analyse performances and being able to deal with network challenges centrally (i.e. weather, major events, hotspots, crises).
ENAV indirectly participates in the Network Management Board through the Blue Med FAB. NMB is the executive body which monitors the NM’s performances and adopts measures related to the governance of the network functions.