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Continuous Descent Approaches (CDA)



Improving efficiency while helping the environment

1 October 2010 | By 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…


The continuing rise of continuous descents

11 December 2009 | By David McMillan, Director General, EUROCONTROL

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?