Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) Impact Assessment

18 April 2016

The impact assessment of the EUROCONTROL Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) concept presents an up-to-date evaluation of the impact of A-CDM implementation at local/airport level as well as at network level, based on evidence from 17 fully implemented CDM airports.

The local results include significant reductions in taxi time, fuel burn and flow management delay as well as improved ground handling resource utilisation, a reduction in the number of late stand and gate changes and increased peak departure rates.

Over 34% of ECAC departures now originate from a CDM airport and transmit improved pre-departure take-off time estimates to EUROCONTROL as the Network Manager.  This has already led to a reduction in flow management delays across the Network, a benefit which is expected to increase as the proportion of flights originating from CDM airports rises.

EUROCONTROL would like to thank all participating CDM airports for their time and assistance in developing this report. We hope that the information presented in this assessment will support other airports on their road towards A-CDM implementation.

A-CDM team

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