Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

What is CDM in the context of Airport Management?

Experts assume that the world-wide air traffic will double over the next five to ten years. Airports will meet their operational limits and further expansions are often difficult to be achieved. Therefore, all available capacity reserves must be utilized more intensively. This requires a close cooperation of all partners in the ground handling at the airport involved in this workflow.

To support this cooperation, Eurocontrol has developed the concept of Collaborative Decision Making together with Airports Council International (ACI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA). This is supposed to harmonize the IT processes in the airport business.

CDM functions included in the standard feature set

Already the basic components of the SKYport AODB combined with the versatile communication options of SKYport Connect provide your airport with an efficient tool to implement CDM projects with its local partners:

  • open, web-based AODB
  • communication platform
  • SKYport Connect

SKYport CDM with enhanced features

These options can be extended by SKYport CDM, which adds a sophisticated process management to SKYport, giving you a first-rate CDM application.

  • all substantial phases of the aircraft handling processes may be subject to a precisely timed monitoring
  • status information and alarm procedures ensure the common situational awareness of all concerned parties
  • web interfaces send the information directly to the user – on mobile devices and on cute-terminals

SKY-CDM is not limited to the linear turnaround process described in the standard. It also supports the parallel processes of airplane handling like

  • boarding
  • cleaning or
  • catering

and thus integrates the handling agent even more intensely into the common decision-making processes.

Your benefits

Improvement of the Planning Process by

  • flexible planning and monitoring of the handling processes to the minute
  • optimized resource usage and improved punctuality of air traffic
  • monitoring of exceptions
  • calculation of the effect of process delays

Control of Service Level Agreements

  • logging of all events and alarms
  • documentation of requests for optional handling services
  • access via browsers independent from the workstation
  • precise data entry through mobile devices
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