Airspace Management (ASM)

Airspace Management (ASM) Airspace Management (ASM) is a planning function basically aimed to ensure maximum utilisation of available airspace as one continuum, taking into account real short-term needs of its various civil and military users (e.g. airlines, military forces, aeroclubs, companies performing aerial work etc.).

In the context of flexible use of airspace, airspace management includes any management activity at 3 levels: strategic, pre-tactical and tactical. 

The airspace has been continuously improved in order to achieve specific strategic objectives relating to safety, capacity, efficiency or reducing polution in the environment.

The development of airspace as a concept includes its organisation and operations to be performed, and is based on certain presumptions. Since airspace organisation includes its design which also covers a structure of ATS routes, seperation minima, distance between routes, obstacle clearance, thus airspace development is also supported by the PBN (Performance Based Navigation) concept.

The development of European airspace structures and the flexible use of airspace, supported by continuous distribution and exchange of information among all stakeholders, optimise the use of European airspace.