TAV Technologies took the full responsibility of the A-CDM implementation project of the Riga International Airport, Latvia (EU). The project was partially funded by the European Union and completed in collaboration with Euro Control. Within the scope of delivery, TAV Technologies provided the airport management system suite fully compatible with the CDM milestone approach, which comprises: Airport Collaborative Decision-Making portal (desktop & mobile version), AODB - Airport Operational Database, RMS - Resource Management System and IB - Information Broker systems.
The aim of the A-CDM project is to increase International Airport Riga's capacity and improve processes of coordinated action among all parties involved in handling flights. The introduction of CDM procedures ensured a more efficient decision-making process based on a more precise and timely exchange of information and a unified understanding of all parties' situations.
The project's implementation has significantly improved the quality and safety of services for airspace users and passengers. It has been made possible by improved precision in planning take-off schedules, reducing wait time at the terminal, as well as on the runway, especially during "rush hour," and by reducing resource and fuel consumption costs for airlines pertaining to wait time before take-off and preparing aircraft for flights. Furthermore, environmental pollution also has been reduced.
A-CDM had improved air traffic flow management at the airport by reducing flight delays, improving punctuality, and optimizing resources. The number of flights at Riga Airport keeps growing from year to year; thus, by introducing A-CDM, the airport has finished its preparations for future traffic growth. A-CDM allows the partners of the airport to take correct decisions in collaboration with airlines, ground handling service operators, air navigation service providers, and other airport service providers, thus reducing costs and making Riga Airport ever more attractive for airlines and raising its competitiveness not only in the Baltics but the region as a whole.
With the project's completion, "Riga International Airport goes A-CDM compliant with TAV Technologies Airport Management Solutions," and Riga International Airport has been recognized as an ACDM airport by Euro Control.