Airport Collaborative Decision Making
A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) is a concept, which aims are improving the overall operational efficiency at airports.
Main elements are enhancing the predictability of events during the progress of a flight and optimizing the utilization of resources as well as actions for minimizing delay. At the same time, it encourages the A-CDM Stakeholders, namely Airport Operators, Aircraft Operators, Ground Handling Agents, Air Traffic Control and the Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC) to practice a more efficient and transparent cooperation and coordination to enhance the air traffic flow and the capacity management at the airport and in the European airspace.
The A-CDM concept is an integral part of both the Dynamic Management of the European Airspace Network (DMEAN) and Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programs. It is also supported and assisted by the Airport Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The A-CDM documents (see documents section) provide an overview of the A-CDM concept, explain its content, processes and procedures and the transfer to Zurich Airport as well as the operational steps in detail during the inbound, turnaround and outbound process. The documents are in accordance with the current guidelines and recommendations of Eurocontrol.