Continuous Descent Approaches (CDA) - Articles and news items
Issue 5 2010 • 1 October 2010 • Eric Miart, Airport Programme and Environment Activity Manager, EUROCONTROL
The latest developments in Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) and Continuous Descent Approaches (CDA)If you work at a large airport, the chances are that you will be affected by at least one, if not both, of these initiatives. Implementation is rolling out across Europe. For CDA we are well on the way to 100 airports by 2013, while for A-CDM we expect eight airports by the end of next year.
Continuous Descent Approaches (CDA) are on the rise: March 2009 marked the launch of the European Joint Industry CDA Action Plan, backed by IATA, CANSO, ACI-EUROPE and EUROCONTROL1. Since then, according to EUROCONTROL's CDA Implementation Support Team, implementation progress has been non-stop. Why are CDAs gathering this momentum?