Performance scheme and economic surveillance


Perfomance Scheme

    EASA regularly monitors the performance of air navigation services within the framework of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/317, including ESPP3, Spanish Performance Plan for the third reference period.

    • Yearly: “ESPP3 — RP3 Monitoring Report” monitoring the National Performance Plan.
    • National capacity and environment performance indicators are regularly monitored throughout the year.



    As part of the Single European Sky regulatory initiative, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/317 establishing a performance and charging scheme (hereinafter Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/317) establishes the supervisory framework in the field of performance in the area of safety.

    Two key elements are laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/317:

    • A number of safety indicators, with binding targets since 2020, including:

    EOSM: Efficiency of Safety Management, which measures the degree of execution of safety management objectives and indicates the maturity of safety.

    • The supervisory framework in the field of performance is established, the role of which is entrusted to the National Supervisory Authorities (NSAs or National Security Agencies — in Spain AESA).

    The Commission has developed a supporting material for the implementation and measurement of this safety performance indicator (SPI) for the third reference period:

    The measurement of the EOSM indicator is based on self-assessment questionnaires detailed in this support material, which in turn establish the need for these, once completed by the NSAs, to be reviewed by the NSAs prior to their submission to EASA.

    The purpose of this assessment is to provide an overview of the maturity of the safety management systems of air navigation service providers currently operating in Spain.


Economic supervision

    EASA carries out the economic supervision of certified providers providing their air navigation services in Spanish territory, as well as of ATS personnel training organisations.

    This continuous monitoring ensures that service providers are able to fulfil their financial obligations in such a way as to ensure the economic viability of the activity they carry out and to demonstrate that they have sufficient capacity to carry out that activity and are able to ensure the continuity of those activities in accordance with the applicable rules.

    Additionally, AESA verifies that air navigation service providers have adequate insurance coverage against any liabilities they may incur arising from the legislation in force.


    AESA coordinates the cost reporting and setting of en route and approach air navigation tariffs.

    The applicable routing tariffs are updated by means of a Ministerial Order amending paragraph 5 of Annex I to Decree 1675/1972 of 26 June 1972 approving the charges to be applied for the use of the aid network for air navigation (Eurocontrol) and amending the interest rate for late payment of those charges.

    The route tariff update can be seen at the following link:

    The application rates are adopted by updating Article 22 of Law 24/2001 of 27 December 2001 on fiscal, administrative and social measures.

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