Period Area Update rate Last update Source(s) Available later this year
Jan-Dec EUROCONTROL area Annually 15-March-2017 ANSPs submissions
Please note that the 2015 data (the latest year for which actual financial data are available) are still provisional.

Changes in economic cost-effectiveness (37 ANSPs)

Over the 2010-2014 period, economic costs per composite flight-hour decreased by -5.4% p.a. in real terms, mainly due to the substantial decreases in unit ATFM delay costs (-23.4% p.a.). Over this period, ATM/CNS provision costs remained close to their 2010 level (-0.1% p.a.) while the number of composite flight-hours slightly increased (+1.0% p.a.).

In 2015, composite flight-hours and ATM/CNS provision costs rose in similar proportions (+1.8% and +1.7%, respectively), resulting in fairly constant unit ATM/CNS provision costs (-0.1%). However, in the meantime, the unit costs of ATFM delays substantially rose by +38.7% leading to a +4.2% increase in unit economic costs compared to 2014. This is the first increase in unit economic costs since 2010.

In 2015, the economic cost-effectiveness indicator at Pan-European level in 2015 amounts to €505 per composite flight-hour, and, on average, ATFM delays represent 15% of the total economic costs.
In 2015 unit economic costs ranged from €865 for Skyguide to €199 for MATS; a factor of more than four.

It is important to note that, for ANSPs operating outside of the Euro zone (such as Skyguide), substantial changes of the national currency against the Euro may significantly affect the level of 2015 unit economic costs when expressed in Euro. More information on exchange rates variations and their impact on unit costs is provided in the ACE Benchmarking Reports.