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Stakeholder consultation on Union-wide targets for the second reference period (RP2, 2015-2019) of the Single European Sky Performance Scheme

Consultation period: 17/05/2013 - 3/07/2013

online questionnaire

Objective of the consultation

The Performance Scheme is a key element of the Single European Sky (SES) initiative. The Scheme sets binding targets on Member States to deliver better air navigation services, leading to cheaper flights, less delays, and the saving of unnecessary costs for airlines and passengers. In addition, the environment impact of air traffic will be reduced due to more efficient and shorter flight paths.

This consultation is part of the process leading to the adoption of Union-wide targets for the second reference period (RP2, 2015-19). The Performance Review Body (PRB) will take the inputs from this written consultation into account when preparing its final report on proposed Union-wide targets for RP2, due in early-September 2013.

The European Commission will then use the PRB final report for the preparation of a proposal for a Commission Decision on Union-wide performance targets for RP2 to be adopted by the end of 2013.

It is also important to note that the European Commission recently adopted revised performance and charging implementing Regulations. The revised Regulations, which are setting the legal framework for the implementation of the Performance Scheme for RP2, now foresee binding performance targets in all four key performance areas (Safety, Environment, Capacity and Cost-Efficiency) resulting in a 'gate-to-gate' approach covering the entire chain of air navigation services, including terminal services.

Consultation schedule

This written consultation on the proposed Union-wide targets for RP2 takes place between 15 May and 3 July 2013 inclusive. This consultation period is intended to allow maximum possible input from stakeholders.

The PRB has published a consultation document entitled “Union-wide targets for the second reference period of the Single European Sky Performance Scheme pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] ”. All the questions contained in this questionnaire relate to this consultation document.

The PRB’s proposals in the consultation document are based on own PRB analysis and inputs received up to the publication date following the public stakeholder workshop that took place on 6 February 2013 in Brussels (details of this event are available on the PRB website ).

How to submit your contribution

The consultation is being launched only in electronic form via the interactive policy-making tool and is adressed to the stakeholders of the Single European Sky.

You are strongly advised to prepare your contribution in advance before filling-in the questionnaire online. We recommend you download the PDF file of the questionnaire pdf - 64 KB [64 KB] , to allow you to draft your answers to the open text questions carefully.

After preparing all your answers, please open the online questionnaire and fill it out.

Questions are either compulsory or optional. If any of the compulsory fields have not been filled in, the system will not allow you to submit the questionnaire but will redirect you to the incomplete answer and give you an opportunity to correct it. An error message will appear in a purple/red colour under the question in which a problem occurred.

If you leave the questionnaire for 90 minutes without activity, your countribution will not be saved due to a time-out.

Please note that you should not use the ‘Back’ button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to navigate the online questionnaire, because this will lead to a loss of all the data that you have already inserted. For navigation, you should use the buttons ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ at the bottom of the questionnaire page instead.

When you successfully submit the questionnaire, a confirmation message will appear on your screen and you can print your answers.

Contributions may be submitted in any official EU language.

Please note that it is not useful to submit the same answers many times because what will be taken into account are the arguments, facts and figures that are submitted, not the number of times they are submitted.

Contributions received in reply to the consultation will be handled by the European Commission services and the PRB. The summary of the consultation's results will be published on the Commission's website. If you do not wish your contribution to be made public, please indicate this in your reply. In that case, your reply will also not be mentioned in future documents that may refer to this consultation.

If you are replying on behalf of an organisation, please state your name, address and official title in your reply. Any reply on behalf of an organisation which does not state the interests which it represents or the extent to which it is representative of the sector (number of members, size of organisation in relation to the sector to which its members belong) will be regarded as an individual reply and not a collective reply.

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Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representative of the views of Commission staff. It does not in any way prejudge, or constitute the announcement of, any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered.

The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.