A-CDM

Airport collaborative decision-making

Improving the efficiency and resilience of airport operations by optimising the use of resources and improving the predictability of air traffic.

Airport CDM (A-CDM) aims to improve the efficiency and resilience of airport operations by optimising the use of resources and improving the predictability of air traffic. It achieves this by encouraging the airport partners (airport operators, aircraft operators, ground handlers and ATC) and the Network Manager to work more transparently and collaboratively, exchanging relevant accurate and timely information. It focuses especially on aircraft turn-round and pre-departure processes. 

It also allows the exchange of more accurate departure information, particularly target take-off times, with the European ATFCM network, leading to improved en-route and sectoral planning.

Implementation

The A-CDM concept has been globally recognised. A-CDM is fully implemented in 27 airports across Europe, including Barcelona, Berlin Schönefeld, Brussels, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Madrid, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, Munich, Naples, Paris CDG, Paris Orly, Oslo, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Rome Fiumicino, Stockholm Arlanda, Stuttgart, Venice and Zurich.

If you want to learn more about the concept and its milestone approach, please find our A-CDM Implementation Manual ready for download.

Advanced ATC TWR

A lighter concept for regional airports or those that want to take a step towards full A-CDM is offered by the Advanced ATC Tower concept, sharing a very small sub-set of DPIs with the network.

To learn more about DPI/FUM exchange and technical integration with the NM systems, please consult our Implementation Guide:

Advanced ATC TWR Implementation Guide

Based on the A-CDM concept, the Network Manager also involves in the implementation of new and add-on concepts to support the even deeper integration of airports with the network. Here we take the lead in putting research into practice and further enhance and improve the collaboration between the partners in the network.

Deliverables

You can also find more detailed information on how to implement airport A-CDM by browsing through our deliverables below.