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Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) - Articles and news items

Collaborative working: A-CDM at Côte d’Azur Airport

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  30 June 2016  •  Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Management Board, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur

In line with the SESAR project, which aims to modernise European air traffic management, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport decided to implement Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM). Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Management Board at Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, provides an overview…

Whitepaper: Building the airport of the future

Whitepapers  •  10 September 2015  •  Quintiq

Imagine an airport optimised for the satisfaction of your passengers, employees and partners. Operations run at peak efficiency, stakeholders’ expectations are met and all disruptions are resolved immediately...

SITA announces acquisition of delair Air Traffic Systems

Airport news  •  27 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

SITA has announced the acquisition of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) provider delair Air Traffic Systems.

Optimising capacity at Stuttgart Airport with A-CDM

Issue 1 2015  •  16 February 2015  •  Nico Ruwe, Head of Airside Operations & Winter Services, Stuttgart Airport

In November 2014, Stuttgart Airport achieved full A-CDM status. Having managed the project throughout the whole process, Nico Ruwe, Head of Airside Operations & Winter Services discusses the benefits and key milestones in its implementation...

Situational awareness improves decision making

Airport news  •  27 January 2015  •  Casper

With the capacity of airports becoming an increasing bottleneck in today’s airport operations, the key for more efficient operations is better sharing of information...

London Gatwick Airport increases runway capacity to 55 flights per hour and estimates an additional 2 million passengers on a single runway assisted by Amadeus A-CDM Portal

Airport news  •  18 December 2014  •  Amadeus

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announces that London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement Amadeus’ cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) to improve collaborative decision-making processes...

Airport Management: Joined up thinking

Issue 4 2014  •  7 August 2014  •  Fernando Echegaray del Pozo, Airports Network Director, Aena Aeropuertos

In a bid to improve the efficiency of operations and combat delays at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, an A-CDM system was implemented. Airports Network Director at Aena Aeropuertos, Fernando Echegaray del Pozo, provides an overview...

A-CDM: Partnership progress at Oslo Airport

Issue 3 2014  •  17 June 2014  •  Gro Jære, Senior Project Manager A-CDM at Oslo Airport

In January 2014, Oslo became the ninth CDM airport in Europe. Gro Jære, Senior Project Manager A-CDM at Oslo Airport, details the successful implementation...

Building the bridge between airports and ATM

Airport Extra  •  7 March 2014  •  International Airport Review

The key to improving the passenger experience is stakeholder collaboration; the aviation industry should strive to remove silos and allow partners to operate more efficiently...

A-CDM: Integrated optimisation

Issue 1 2014  •  12 February 2014  •  International Airport Review

Stefan Beitelsmann, Head of Aviation and Central Infrastructure Management at Düsseldorf Airport, provides an overview of the airport’s impressive A-CDM strategy...

Collaboration in Helsinki

Issue 1 2013  •  18 February 2013  •  Timo Suorto, CDM Project Manager at Finavia Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

After four years of planning, testing and hard work, on 2 October 2012 Helsinki Airport became the first Nordic airport and only the seventh European airport to adopt the Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) pro - cedure. By being one of the frontrunners in adopting Airport CDM, Timo Suorto, CDM Project Manager at Finavia Helsinki-Vantaa Airport explains how Helsinki Airport aims to smooth passengers’ travelling experience while strengthening its position as the leading North European transit airport.

CANSO & ACI partner on promoting A-CDM implementation

Airport news  •  27 June 2012  •  

CANSO and ACI to cooperate to promote the global implementation of Airport Collaborative Decision Making...

Forecasting for efficiency

Issue 1 2012  •  7 February 2012  •  David Gibbs, Aviation Business Manager, The Met Office

The Met Office works across all areas of the aviation industry to help ensure safe and efficient operations. We provide a wide range of services such as specialist web sites, forecaster telephone advice, SMS text alerts and high resolution data services to name a few. These services are tailored to meet the needs of various users so that they have the most accurate information to support their weather dependant decision making, and we also add further value by simplifying the interpretation of meteorological conditions and their impact on airport, aircraft and air traffic management operations.Delivering weather forecasts and advice that is easy to access, easy to understand and directly relevant for specific purposes is very important. However, without timely and highly accurate content, forecasts will be severely degraded. To achieve the necessary standards presents a significant technological challenge as creating forecasts is a complex process.

The CANSO Congress

Issue 6 2011  •  8 December 2011  •  Paul Riemens, Chairman of the CANSO Executive Committee

By 2026, it is forecast that aviation will contribute one trillion USD to the world’s GDP per year. This is more than double the 425 billion USD it contributes today, and clearly demonstrates the increasingly important role that aviation plays in supporting the global economy. However, this relies on the provision of a safe, efficient and cost effective Air Traffic Management (ATM) system that is capable of serving increasing growth.Air navigation service providers (ANSPs), together with their airline and airport partners, are an integral part of the global aviation system. They are responsible for ensuring that the future ATM system is fit for purpose, while at the same time, meeting market demand and continuing to provide a safe, efficient and cost effective service to their customers – the airspace users.This is not an easy task. Airspace is a finite resource and there are only so many aircraft that can safely fly through the same section of sky at any one time. ANSPs also face a myriad of political, technical and human resources challenges that can, at times, stand in the way of progress.

“Didn’t they know we were coming?”

Issue 6 2011  •  8 December 2011  •  Geraldine Flynn, Manager of A-CDM Implementation at EUROCONTROL

To set the context for this article I would like to state something that is evident to all, that causes huge problems for everyone, and which, for a long time there was no effective remedy. Flights are delayed (for perfectly legitimate reasons) and cannot be ready to depart at their scheduled times, but this information is not relayed to many of the people who should know.It is likely that you are already aware of Airport CDM and have an idea of what it is about. For those of you who don’t know what it is, let me put it simply; A-CDM makes the turnaround process of a flight at an airport as efficient and as predictable as possible. The core of A-CDM is information sharing between airport partners. Surely information is shared at every airport every day you may ask? No, it is not. I am certain that many of you will have experienced the effect of not sharing information. Here are a few examples: your flight pushed back from the gate before scheduled departure time, there was no long delay waiting at the runway for take off, and, at the destination airport you did not go around in a holding pattern. You land 15 minutes early and arrive close to the parking position. Great! Then comes the dreaded announcement from the flight deck; there is another aircraft parked in the stand and it is not ready to leave. In fact, the other aircraft cannot depart the stand for at least another 20 minutes. By the time you finally disembark, your ‘15 minutes early’ arrival time has been swallowed up and you are late. Or, you land on time, arrive at the stand but this time there is no one to operate the air-bridge, or, you arrive on time at a remote stand but there is no bus to get you to the terminal. Conversely, you look out the window and see empty aircraft stands surrounded by perplexed looking ground services staff. I could go on, but I’m sure you get the idea and have your own experiences.


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