By Jean Luc Devisscher
17th June, 2021
More and more airports are moving to collaborative decision-making not only because it is a requirement but also because of the fact that airports and all their stakeholders have a strong need for visibility on airport operations. A lot of time and Information is lost because of many parties at the airport not communicating at the right level.
If there is one thing that COVID-19 has brought to the aviation world, then it is the understanding that collaboration brings along (much) more gains in efficiency and saves a lot of time. In a world where traffic is down to a fraction of what it was, lately, it has been easier to manage resources effectively. Because of reduced time pressure, there is more time to reflect on the past and think of better ways to use the resources optimally by collaborating together. A lot of separate ATC organizations have started realizing that a closer collaboration would produce beneficial outcomes.
CDM is all about achieving greater efficiencies by streamlining operations, sharing information and, using that information to do operations better and faster. The collaboration, in terms of sharing the information, leads to a drastic reduction of operational inefficiencies which ultimately reduces the emissions of CO2 significantly. This is one of the ways through which CDM aims to achieve efficiency and environmental sustainability.
However, before any airport starts with a CDM project, there are five key tips that should be kept in mind for a successful rollout. These tips are simple but often forgotten which is why some initiatives might lead to a substantial loss of effectiveness.
CDM is not a static solution. It is very dynamic because the data sources can be added continually to fine-tune the overview and processes. With an increased focus on sustainability, we will see many more environmental parameters being added so that the CDM dashboard can become a multi-faceted dashboard that allows different stakeholders to collect different sets of data. Therefore, this will facilitate the needs of multiple stakeholders.
It is imperative that before starting the CDM project, you should define the parameters, goals, metrics, concepts, and identify the stakeholders. Also, make sure that you measure and follow up upon using the right platform that offers a great deal of flexibility to add more parameters as needed.
If you choose EMMA, you will be working with leading consultants who can help you from the early phase of conceptualizing the project to the full integration of the platform in the long run.
If you want to know how we are helping airports with a full roll-out, get in touch with us and let’s discuss the successful integration of CDM.