FAB CE refocuses Operational Excellence programme on supporting aviation recovery

FAB CE experts working on the Operational Excellence Project data to identify potential areas of best-practice among FAB CE air navigation service providers have refocused the programme’s priorities as a result of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on individual ANSP operations.

Early work on the programme centred around human resources, air traffic flow and capacity management and airspace management and systems domains. An initial survey into the work practices of ANSPs in these domains has identified areas where a common FAB CE approach could improve the overall performance, reduce fragmentation and potentially improve predictability.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, programme experts have refocused their activities on working with other aviation stakeholders to develop new short-term measures to support an aviation recovery in Europe. For example, FAB CE was represented at the September 2020 Network Manager NDOP/NDTECH joint workshop in cooperation with SESAR Joint Undertaking and SESAR Deployment Manager to finalise and agree the priorities of the Pan-European Operational Excellence Programme in light of the pandemic, with FAB CE realigning its programme to take account of the current operational needs and available resources.

“It’s right that our work to identify best practices among FAB CE ANSPs should be re-calibrated to take account of the new realities facing the aviation industry in Europe,” said Matej Eljon, FAB CE Programme Manager, Director of FAB CE Aviation Ltd. “This means we will work together more closely with all stakeholders to ensure our airline customers can fly the most cost-efficient cross-border airspace routes possible.”