EU Regulation 95/93 and EU Regulation 793/2004 (valid as from 30 July 2004) and national legislation form the legal basis of the present slot allocation process.
The whole coordination process has to be done in a neutral, transparent and non-discriminatory way.
IATA has developed worldwide standards and formats for the coordination process. IATA SSIM Manual (Standard Schedules Information Manual)/Chapter 6
describes each technical detail of scheduling coordination IATA WSG (Worldwide Slot Guidelines)
provides governments, airport operators, coordinators, schedules facilitators and
airlines with details about the process of scheduling coordination.
EUACA (European Union Airport Coordinators Association) has worked out Common Standards & Recommended Practices on some specific issues.
Many Coordinators use specific software (SCA is using SCORE application software) for the allocation process.
This section of our website shall give you an overview, what schedule coordination (slot coordination) is about.