Performance Review Commission

The Performance Review Commission (PRC) was established in 1998 by EUROCONTROL’s Permanent Commission. It provides objective information and independent advice to EUROCONTROL’s governing bodies on European air traffic management (ATM) performance, based on extensive research, data analysis and consultation with stakeholders. Its purpose is “to ensure the effective management of the European air traffic management System through a strong, transparent and independent performance review,” as stated in Article 1 of the PRC Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure.


The PRC consists of up to seven members, who are appointed on the basis of independence, ability, competence, experience and professional reputation in the fields of air traffic management, safety or economic regulation.


The PRC publishes annual Performance Review Reports (PRRs) and quarterly online updates.

Through its recommendations, the PRC seeks to improve ATM performance by highlighting areas which require attention. In parallel, the PRC, with the support of the Performance Review Unit (PRU), analyses and benchmarks the cost-effectiveness and productivity of air navigation service providers (ANSPs) in its annual ATM Cost-Effectiveness (ACE) Reports.

The PRC also produces ad hoc reports on specific subjects.

The PRC is supported in its work by EUROCONTROL’s Performance Review Unit (PRU).