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COMPetition for AIR traffic management

Objective

The provision of ATM services has for a long time been a national monopoly, with the important role attributed to the nation state (by ICAO) of managing air traffic safely in its national airspace. In addition, provision of air traffic services (ATS) has traditionally been considered a natural monopoly due to the large infrastructure investments. These elements are now both changing. The European Union is increasingly entering the air traffic management world, opposing the national character of the industry and increasing the scale at which air traffic services could be provided. In addition, technological changes are more and more reducing the need for large scale ground-based infrastructure and expensive equipment, putting into question the natural monopoly character of the industry. Therefore today is the right time to study the liberalization and introduction of competition in the ATM sector. However, competition can be introduced at various levels and in different ways.
The overall goal of COMPAIR is to investigate how to introduce competitive incentives in the ATM sector so as to best contribute to the achievement of the European high-level policy objectives for aviation. The project will pursue the following objectives:
1. propose a set of new institutional market designs for the introduction of competition in the European ATM sector;
2. define a framework allowing a comprehensive assessment of the impact of different institutional market designs on ATM stakeholders and society at large;
3. develop a variety of economic and network simulation models allowing the evaluation of the proposed regulatory approaches along the dimensions identified as relevant in the assessment framework;
4. assess the feasibility and acceptability of proposed institutional changes for various market actors;
5. propose a vision and derive policy recommendations for the implementation of those new institutional structures identified as most beneficial for the European ATM system.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/transport planning/air traffic management
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SESAR-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

SESAR-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Address
Diestsesteenweg 57
3010 Kessel Lo
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 276 800

Participants (3)

NOMMON SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 733,75
Address
Calle Claudio Coello 124 - Planta 4A Trasera
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SLOT CONSULTING KERESKEDELMI, SZOLGALTATO, TANACSADO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 66 520
Address
Dugonics Utca 9-11
1181 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)