Terminal ANS Unit Rate

Terminal unit rates represent the unit price paid by airspace users, mainly commercial airlines, for the air navigation services provided, mainly air traffic control.

Terminal ANS unit rates are defined in the Annex V of the EC 1794/2006 Charging Scheme Regulation (European Commission 2006) (all references below refer to articles of this regulation):

2. Calculation of terminal unit rates

2.1. The terminal unit rate shall be calculated before the beginning of each year of the reference period.

2.2. It shall be calculated by dividing the forecast number of total Terminal ANS Service Unit for the relevant year into the algebraic sum of the following elements:


  1. European Commission. 2006. “Commission Regulation (EC) No 1794/2006 of 6 December 2006 Laying down a Common Charging Scheme for Air Navigation Services.” (EC) 1794/2006.