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ENV02 — Airport Collaborative Environmental Management

Formal working partnership arrangements between ANSP, Airport and Aircraft Operators will be established at individual airports to address and assess the environmental challenges at and around the vicinity of the airport that are a significant constraining factor to efficient and sustainable operations. Topics can include but are not limited to:
- the minimisation of noise and atmospheric emissions in particular CO2 and NOx (including fuel burn);
- introduction of new operational changes such as airspace design, different approach or departure procedures including CDO and PBN implementation, new airport infrastructure compliance with airport related legislation and environmental certification requirements and
- the management of aircraft and airfield de-icing resulting from combined aircraft operations at the terminal airspace and ground.

These formal working arrangements will enable a greater understanding and awareness of interdependencies and facilitate jointly agreed solutions for environmental improvements that can benefit joint operations and local community engagement.

NOTE FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each military authority to review this Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SLoAs that the military authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of "MIL" SLoAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to military authorities.

NOTE: A CEM Online tool is available at the link below with the purpose of providing a common platform to assist key operational stakeholders at airports in setting up a CEM Working Arrangement and to demonstrate compliance with the CEM Specification's Requirements:

Air Navigation Service Provider / Airport Operator / Airspace Users


Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
Timescales From By Applicable to
Dummy date-for Analytics module only 31-05-2018 Applicability Area
Dummy date-for Analytics module only 01-01-2030 Applicability Area

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules: No associated data


Applicable legislation
Regulation (EU) 598/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at Union airports within a Balanced Approach and repealing Directive 2002/30/EC.
EC Directive 2002/49/EC, dated 25.06.2002 relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise.
EC Directive 2008/50/EC, dated 21.05.2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe.
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
ICAO Annex 16 "International standards and recommended practices, Environmental protection", Volume I , "Aircraft Noise" and Volume II "Aircraft engine emissions"
Deployment Programme 2019
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Operational efficiency
Reduction of noise, fuel burn and CO. Contributing to cost savings for airlines and CO2 reductions for airports.
Cost efficiency
Reduction of fuel use, noise, emissions and de-icing water pollution resulting from a structured collaborative approach that jointly identifies effective operational solutions for implementation.
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
ASP01 Participate actively in formal working partnership arrangements with the Airport and Aircraft Operators to manage and control environmental impacts of air traffic procedures in and around the airport.
ASP02 Train controllers in the environmental impacts of aircraft operations
APO01 Initiate and participate actively in the formal working partnership arrangements with the ANSP and Aircraft Operators to minimise the environmental impact of air traffic procedures
APO02 Ensure appropriate and relevant performance information availability at Airports
APO03 Ensure appropriate Airport policy and procedures and, if required, relevant infrastructures needed to manage and mitigate pollution due to de-icing activities
APO04 Train airport operational staff in the environmental impacts of aircraft operations
USE01 Participate actively in the formal working partnership arrangements with the ANSP and Airport to manage and control the environmental impact of aircraft operations.
AGY01 Provide assistance and guidelines to assist airports in setting up formal partnership arrangements between ATSP, Airport and Aircraft Operators for achieving control of environmental impact mitigation FINALISED
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Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs


APO01, APO02, APO03, APO04, ASP01, ASP02, USE01

EUROCONTROL - Collaborative Environmental Management (CEM) animation

APO01, APO02, APO03, APO04, ASP01, USE01

EUROCONTROL - Environmental Awareness Training Package

APO01, APO02, APO04, ASP01, ASP02, USE01

EUROCONTROL - European Joint Industry CDA Action Plan


EUROCONTROL - SPEC-156 - EUROCONTROL Specification for Collaborative Environmental Management (CEM) - 1.0

APO01, APO02, APO03, APO04, ASP01, ASP02, USE01

ICAO - Doc 9184-Part 2 - Airport Planning Manual - Part 2 - Land Use and Environmental Control - Edition 3 / 03/2009

APO01, APO02, APO03, APO04, ASP01, ASP02, USE01

ICAO - Doc 9613 - Performance-based Navigation (PBN) Manual - Edition 4 / 03/2013


ICAO - Doc 9646 - Engine Exhaust Emissions Databank - First Edition / 12/1995

APO01, APO02, APO03, APO04, ASP01, ASP02, USE01

ICAO - Doc 9829 - Guidance on the Balanced Approach to Aircraft Noise Management - Edition 2 / 10/2010

APO01, APO02, APO03, APO04, ASP01, ASP02, USE01

ICAO - Doc 9889 - Airport Air Quality Manual - Edition 1 / 01/2012

APO01, APO02, APO03, APO04, ASP01, ASP02, USE01

ICAO - Doc 9958 - Assembly Resolution A37-18: Consolidated statement of continuing ICAO policies and practices related to environmental protection - General provisions, noise and local air quality 10/2010

APO01, APO02, APO03, APO04, ASP01, ASP02, USE01

ICAO - Doc 9993 - Continuous Climb Operations (CCO) Manual - Edition 1 / 11/2013


Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
Airport Operations Team (AOT)
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in