CDM - Collaborative Decision Making

CDM - Collaborative Decision Making

What is Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM)


A-CDM is the foundation for the use of better data and aviation technology to provide smooth airline and airport operations and detect the external factors that may presently have an impact on punctuality. Airport CDM (A-CDM) offers an environment for all partners working together where they make decisions based on more accurate and reliable data, which has the same meaning for every stakeholder involved in the process.

The most popular version of A-CDM is the European version, interfacing with Eurocontrol. Airport Collaborative Decision Making is now globally recognized. A-CDM is fully implemented in more than 30 airports across Europe.

Who Are Main Airport Collaborative Decision-Making Partners?


The decision-making process among A-CDM Partners is facilitated by the sharing of accurate and timely information and by adapted procedures, mechanisms, and tools. The main A-CDM Partners are listed below:

  • The Airport Operator
  • Aircraft Operators
  • Ground Handlers
  • De-icing Companies
  • The Air Navigation Service Provider (ATC)
  • The Network Manager
  • Support Services (Police, Customs and Immigration, etc)

Benefits of Airport Collaborative Decision-Making (A-CDM)


Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) basically offers an effective use of resources and enhanced event punctuality for aviation stakeholders. In other words, each partner receives the right information that is significant for itself at the right time.

Implementation of A-CDM allows each A-CDM partner to optimize their decisions in collaboration with other partners, knowing their preferences and constraints and the actual and predicted situation.

TAV Technologies A-CDM


TAV Technologies ACDM platform is designed to provide harmony at airports through its fully compliant system aligned with Eurocontrol's criteria. The system provides a reliable platform for all aviation community stakeholders, such as aviation authorities, airline operators, airport operators, ground handling service companies, and air traffic controllers. Implementation of TAV Technologies A-CDM allows each airport collaborative decision-making partner to optimize their decisions in sync with the other A-CDM partners, knowing their preferences and constraints, increasing operational efficiency.

TAV Technologies delivers all the necessary consultancy services required to reform operational processes while providing IT solutions for its A-CDM customers. Moreover, it examines current processes to prepare a gap analysis report which indicates improvement areas of current operations. Finally, a project plan is suggested aligned with this report.

Benefits of TAV Technologies A-CDM


Beyond complying with Eurocontrol’s current CDM concept, TAV Technologies CDM provides flexibility to accommodate future extensions to the concept. With its advanced KPI and, milestone monitoring and process management functionalities, the system provides functionalities to manage and monitor the turn-round process effectively for improved operational efficiency and reduced delays.

TAV Technologies A-CDM directly helps in reducing delays and taxi times, improving punctuality, and utilizing resources.

  • Improved operational efficiency with information sharing on a real-time basis and operational transparency
  • Improved passenger experience through systematic collaboration between partners
  • Efficient use of resources and capacity through the well-designed decision-making process
  • Better planning capability, predictability, and improved reaction times
  • Reduced turnaround times and fuel waste
  • Improved slot adherence
  • Improved data quality shared with the public
  • Enhanced quality of arrival and departure information exchange between the Network Operations and the CDM airports.
  • Common situational awareness
  • Increased security through an “authorization” mechanism that only permits the right user to access the right information
  • Advanced user experience with configurable dashboards

Key Features of TAV Technologies A-CDM


TAV Technologies A-CDM platform offers the following key features:

  • Real-time operational monitoring
  • Advanced warning and alert management
  • Real-time aerial view displays
  • Performance management dashboards
  • 360-degree flight information views
  • Inconsistency management
  • DPI & FUM message management
  • Graphical Ground movement surveillance on map
  • Aircraft movement track on airport and flight depending on radar data
  • Automatic on/off block, touch down, take off detection depending on radar data
  • Rich KPIs for all stakeholders
  • Authentication and authorization management
  • User-configurable interfaces
  • Seamless integration
  • Gathers & manages data from a range of sources
  • Data quality tracking and reporting
  • Mobile extensions

Airport CDM Frequently Asked Questions

Following answers are shared to give detailed information about the airport collaboration display system.

Q1.How does Airport CDM work?

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) is a process that helps improve the efficiency and predictability of airport operations. It involves real-time data sharing among all the stakeholders involved in airport operations, including airlines, airport operators, ground handlers, air traffic control, and other service providers. By sharing operational data such as flight schedules, gate assignments, and aircraft turnaround times, ACDM helps optimize the use of airport resources, reduce delays, and improve overall airport performance.


Q2.What are the benefits of using ACDM?

The benefits of using ACDM include the following:
  • improved predictability and punctuality of flights
  • enhanced capacity utilization of airport resources
  • reduced taxiing times for aircraft
  • better communication and coordination among airport stakeholders.

Q3.How does ACDM improve airport operations?

ACDM improves airport operations by enabling more efficient and effective use of airport resources. By sharing data in real-time, airport stakeholders can anticipate and respond to operational challenges more quickly.