The new regulatory ATM approach aims at improving the performance of air navigation services in European airspace by implementing, among other things, a common performance scheme including the introduction of a suitably adapted charging scheme (= economic regulation).


A significant component of the SES II reform is to introduce a common performance scheme and its accompanying economic regulation which came into effect on 1 January 2012. National or FAB-wide performance plans outlining the different contributions for achieving the targets had to be submitted to and approved by the European Commission These form the basis for the first reference period, which covers the period from 2012 until 2014. The subsequent regulatory periods will last five years each.