Mobility and Transport


Performance Review Body

Performance Review Body

The Performance Review Body (PRB) is an advisory body to the Commission. It assists the Commission and national supervisory authorities in the implementation of the performance scheme for air navigation services.

Performance Review Body tasks

The tasks of the PRB are outlined in Article 3 of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 390/2013.

The chair and the members of the Performance Review Body are appointed by the Commission for a fixed term.

The tasks of the PRB include:

  • collection, examination, validation and dissemination of performance-related data;
  • the definition or adaptation of key performance areas, in line with those identified in the performance framework of the ATM Master Plan, and the related key performance indicators;
  • the definition of appropriate key performance indicators covering, in all key performance areas, the performance of the network functions and of air navigation services both in en route and terminal services;
  • the setting and the revision of Union-wide performance targets;
  • the setting of the alert threshold(s) for activating the alert mechanisms established in the Performance Scheme;
  • the consistency assessment of adopted performance plans, including performance targets, with the Union-wide targets;
  • the consistency assessment of the local alert thresholds with the Union-wide alert thresholds, where appropriate;
  • the assessment of the revised performance targets or the corrective measures taken by the Member States concerned, where appropriate;
  • monitoring, benchmarking and review of the performance of air navigation services including investment and capital expenditure, at local and Union levels;
  • monitoring, benchmarking and review of the performance of the network functions;
  • monitoring of the overall performance of the European ATM network, including the preparation of annual reports to the Single Sky Committee;
  • assessment of the achievement of the performance targets at the end of each reference period with a view to preparing for the following period;
  • assessment of the performance plan of the Network Manager, including its consistency with the Union-wide performance targets;
  • maintenance and support in the coordination of a stakeholder consultation calendar concerning performance plans and the consultation duties referred to in the Performance and Charging Schemes;
  • provide ad hoc information or reports on performance-related issues.

The PRB may also report and make recommendations to the Commission for improvement of the scheme.

As regards relations with national supervisory authorities (NSA), the PRB

  • obtains the necessary information from NSAs in relation to the performance plans, for the purpose of monitoring of the overall performance of the European ATM network;
  • assists NSAs upon their request by providing an independent view of performance issues, including benchmarking, performance trend analysis, analysis of projections;
  • assists NSAs upon their request in local target setting.

The PRB also supports the competent authorities on their request in assessing the noise situation at airports for which they are responsible, in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 598/2014.

The PRB cooperates with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in the performance of its tasks when they relate to safety.

For the purpose of monitoring of the overall performance of the European ATM network, the PRB develops working arrangements with the air navigation service providers, airport operators, airport coordinators and air carriers.