EASA publishes guidance material for RP4 of SES ATM Performance Scheme for comment

The 4th Reference Period (RP4) of the Single European Sky ATM Performance Scheme will begin on January 1, 2025. The European Commission has tasked EASA to prepare the Guidance Material that will support RP4 Safety implementation and measurement per Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/317. The Guidance Material has been published using the Agency’s Comment Response Tool (CRT). EASA Stakeholders and Member States participating in RP4 are invited to comment on the draft material until February 23, 2024.

The consultation concerns Guidance Material for the implementation and measurement of the safety key performance indicator (SKPI) and safety performance indicators (SPIs) during the Fourth Reference Period (RP4) of the SES ATM Performance and Charging Scheme (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/317

The objective of this Draft RP4 S(K)PI Guidance Material is to provide technical material regarding the implementation and measurement of the SKPI at the level of air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and Network Manager (NM) and the SPIs at both the State and ANSP level. 

The draft GM and the indicators referred to above are linked to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/317 laying down a performance and charging scheme in the Single European Sky.

The guidance provides significantly updated questionnaires that may be used to determine the maturity of the Effectiveness of Safety Management SKPI for participating Air Navigation Service Providers and the Network Manager. Further information on the measuring and monitoring the RP4 SPI is also provided. Overall, it is expected that the guidance will assist Stakeholders in complying with safety performance requirements during RP4. The SKPI reporting is restricted to ANSPs and the Network Manager. Wherever possible, the SPIs will be calculated using occurrence data that has been reported to the European Central Repository under Regulation (EU) No 376/2014.

Once consulted upon, the final material will be provided to the European Commission for publication on the European Single Sky Portal.

The consultation will be open for comment until February 23, 2024 and consists of three parts:

  • Draft RP4 S(K)PI Guidance Material (A): Explanatory Note;
  • Draft RP4 S(K)PI Guidance Material (B): Annex to the Explanatory Note, which further describes the SKPI and SPIs, as defined in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/317;
  • Draft RP4 S(K)PI Guidance Material (C): Appendices 1 and 2 to the Annex, providing the questionnaires and associated verification guidance for the Effectiveness of Safety Management (EoSM) SKPI – ANSP level (Appendix 1) and the Effectiveness of Safety Management (EoSM) SKPI – Network Manager level (Appendix 2).