Towards a methodology and implementation of a Composite Indicator for Air Navigation Service Provider Benchmarking

  • Aline Remy

Student thesis: Master typesMaster en ingénieur de gestion à finalité spécialisée en data science


More and more aircrafts fly in the sky under the supervision of organisms called Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSPs). To overcome this challenge, the European Commission launched in 2000 the Single European Sky initiative with the aim of optimising the air traffic management. One of the guidelines of this plan is to assess the ANSPs' performance regarding the costs. The Performance Review Unit, in charge of this mission, collects on an annual basis data among ANSPs and compute two indicators, referred to as "Economic Cost-Effectiveness" and "Financial Cost-Effectiveness". The problem of those measurement arises when the benchmarking analysis is carried out. Indeed, they do not take into account the particularities of the production process and the environmental conditions in which the ANSPs operate. Therefore, this master thesis aims to create a trustful Composite Indicator to undertake a fairer comparison between ANSPs. A common practice to evaluate cost-efficiency is to implement a model based on the construction of an efficient production frontier, such as the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). To achieve this objective, the approach followed in this master thesis takes place in two stages. The first one consists in completing a widely used methodology for Composite Indicators with tools only applicable to the DEA. While the second one is to apply this newly built framework to the ANSPs' performance evaluation problem.
la date de réponse25 août 2020
langue originaleAnglais
L'institution diplômante
  • Universite de Namur
SuperviseurCorentin Burnay (Promoteur)

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