Nice Côte d’Azur airport commissions CDM system to optimise air traffic

Nice Côte d’Azur airport has commissioned its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) system to improve the safety and punctuality of air traffic.

Nice Côte d’Azur airport has commissioned its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) system in connection with the Network Manager, Eurocontrol. Equipped with this system, France’s second airport has said it is seeking to improve the safety, environmental impact and punctuality of air traffic.

After an implementation and testing period, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has operationally commissioned its Collaborative Decision Making system on a permanent basis, with the take-off of an Emirates A380 as its first practical application. This step should allow the airport to actively contribute to improving the fluidity and coordination of air traffic in Europe, and gain its accreditation from Eurocontrol within the next few months, it said.

“The commissioning of our CDM represents a major landmark step with the movements and operations of our platform being integrated even more efficiently into their wider environment,” said Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur. “It is a competitive advantage for our partners, airlines and ground crews, who will gain operational efficiency, and the promise of better service quality for our passengers. Our CDM will also help significantly reduce the time aircraft spend taxiing and their greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to our voluntary policy to reduce our carbon footprint.

The commissioning of this CDM is the result of a collaboration with airlines, ground crews, IT service providers, and the French air traffic control body (DSNA), the airport said, as well as the national weather agency Météo France.

This development has come as Nice Côte d’Azur Airport passed the mark of 14 million annual passengers, with more than 60 percent international passengers.

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