By Jean Luc Devisscher
17th February, 2021
A few years ago, IATA created an extremely useful document called Airport – Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM): IATA Recommendations. It can be downloaded here and one of the key elements discussed was to understand when A-CDM is really needed for the operation of an airport or airline. These were the key elements IATA came up with:
Airport operations encountering the following issues may prompt consideration of an A-CDM implementation:
These are merely some of the issues most airports and their stakeholders are faced with. Let’s not forget that overall transparency on how the airport functions in realtime (via a set of parameters) and the measurability of how it meets sustainability targets are equally important. The advantage of the IATA document is that it outlines the key considerations and success factors for all stakeholders, an important basis for airports to understand before they work out the full A-CDM concept.