The CEM Specification formalises collaboration amongst the core operational stakeholders at and around airports. The objective is to minimise the environmental impact of their combined operations, by setting out generic, high level requirements and recommended practices necessary to either establish CEM working arrangements or, flexibly adapt existing ones in a pragmatic protocol to suit local needs and capabilities.
CEM benefits and supports core operational stakeholders’ common awareness and understanding of the interdependencies and constraints facing each other’s business. This in turn can facilitate the development of shared environmental solutions, on which they can then collaborate in joint planning and implementation. CEM may thus be used to facilitate enhanced relationships; for example, ANSPs assisting airports with capacity and airports and ANSPs assisting airlines with fuel savings, thus contributing to high performing airport operations.