Airport Collaborative Decision Making (Airport CDM) is now embedded in the ATM operational concept as an important enabler that will improve operational efficiency, predictability and punctuality to the ATM network and airport stakeholders.It is expected that Airport CDM will have an impact on the operating efficiency of airport partners, and may eventually contribute to reduced buffer times for resource planning and flight times due to enhanced predictability. It is recognised that the implementation of Airport CDM will transform many of the communication policies and procedures that have historically dominated the airport operations environment, bringing substantial improvements to all partners.
The Airport CDM Implementation Manual is designed to facilitate the harmonised implementation of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (Airport CDM) at European airports.
The Implementation Manual guides the decision makers as well as technical and operational experts through all the steps required for successful implementation and operation.
Guidance is given from the time a management decision has been taken to organise an Airport CDM project through to implementation. The measurement of success and planning for operational use are included as a basis for analysis and evaluation after implementation.