National Performance Plan (NPP) for Air Navigation Services

This page provides details on the SE Performance Scheme and the UK National Performance Plan (NPP) for ATM/Air Navigation Services (ANS)

SES Performance Scheme:

The SES Performance Scheme for Air Navigation Services (ANS) aims to improve the performance of European ANS by establishing targets at the EU-level and committing Member States to adopt consistent targets at the local (national or Functional Airspace Block (FAB)) level.  The Scheme was introduced through amendment to the SES high-level legislation (SES II), supplemented through the adoption of a Performance regulation and amendment to the Common Charging Regulation in 2010.  The EC appointed Eurocontrol to act as an independent Performance Review Body (PRB) to advise it on the development and implementation of the Scheme.  There are four Key Performance Areas (KPAs): safety; the environment; capacity (delay); cost-efficiency.  Reference Period 1 (RP1, 2012-2014) of the Performance Scheme focuses on the en-route environment only and sets EU-wide targets for the environment, capacity and cost-efficiency KPAs, with national/FAB targets only required for the latter two - the environment target will be addresed at the network level for RP1. 

The Performance and common Charging regulations were amended in 2013 in preparation for RP2 (2015-2019).  In RP2, EU targets have been established at both the en-route and terminal level across all four KPAs.  The EU targets were adopted at an ad hoc Single Sky Committee meeting on 4 February and will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union in due course.  In the meantime, a summary of the EU targets is available at the PRB website -   

For RP2, NSAs must develop Performance Plans at the Functional Airspace Block (FAB).  The CAA and Irish Aviation Authority Safety Regulation Division (IAA SRD) published a draft FAB Performance Plan and associated supporting material for stakeholder consultation on 19 February 2014.

Links to the draft Plan, consultation document and slides from the stakeholder consultation workshop held on 14 March 2014 are available below.  Additional supporting materials, such as CAA's consultancy studies, can be accessed from the NERL Licence page.

Any queries related to the Performance Plan or the Performance Scheme in general should be addressed to:

March 2014UK-Ireland FAB Performance Plan for RP2 - Stakeholder consultation 
February 2014Draft UK-Ireland RP2 Performance Plan - Consultation document
February 2014

FAB Performance Plan: UK-Ireland FAB - Second Reference Period (2015-2019)  - template  

December 2013

In Focus: Developing the UK-Ireland Performance Plan for RP2

03 May 2013

Revised Charging Regulation for RP2: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 391/2013 of 3 May 2013 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services

03 May 2013

Revised Peformance Regulation for RP2: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 390/2013 of 3 May 2013 laying down a performance scheme for air navigation services and network functions

10 April 2013

CAP 1019: The CAA process update for the economic regulation of NERL and contribution to the UK-Ireland FAB Peformance Plan for Reference Period 2 (2015-2019) of the Single European Sky Performance Scheme: A mandate for Customer Consultation between NERL and airspace users

22 October 2012

CAA Information Notice on proposed amendments to the Performance Scheme for RP2

15 October 2012

Proposed amendment to the Performance Regulation

Proposed amendment to the Charging Regulation