A-CDM: Airport Collaborative Decision Making

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Silke Corleisen
Silke CorleisenHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

A-CDM enjoys continuous top level support by all industry organisations (i.e. ACI, CANSO, IATA, EUROCONTROL) because it delivers significant and proven benefits to all airport partners, as demonstrated at the first 5 airports connected to the Network Manager. However, its benefits are only realised if A-CDM is implemented in a complete and consistent way. In order to prepare airport partners for local A-CDM implementation, the recently launched airsight’s A-CDM training course provides a thorough understanding of the required steps and their essential prerequisites, accompanied by a detailed analysis of the lessons learned from the successful (but also from the less successful) implementation projects.

During this 4-day course, participants will learn about: the Airport CDM principles and specific  procedures, the proven significant benefits,the implementation problems encountered, the valuable lessons learned and how to make it happen.

During the final day, all theoretical knowledge acquired will be applied in a detailed, hands-on implementation exercise. Upon completing this course, participants will have the knowledge to initiate / supervise / monitor A-CDM implementation at airports.

Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: English
Duration: 4 days

Course Content

The following A-CDM related aspects will be assessed and trained in detail during the training

  • Introduction to A-CDM
  • Basic Principles: Information sharing & milestones
  • Variable taxi times & pre-departure sequencing
  • A-CDM link with DMAN (Departure Management)
  • A-CDM in adverse conditions
  • Link with the ATFCM network
  • Implementation case studies & lessons learned
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Advanced concepts (e.g. TAM, SWIM) – Link with SESAR (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research)
  • Implementation checklist
  • A-CDM procedures - operational examples
  • Implementation exercise including debriefing


Steve Zerkowitz

Steve is an expert consultant on ATM and airport operations. An A-CDM pioneer, Steve’s background is in air traffic control, computer programing and ICAO and IATA as technical officer and assistant director, respectively. Combining deep knowledge of both ATM and airline operations, Steve has built a reputation for supporting airports world-wide with their plans for the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and procedures like Performance Based Navigation (PBN), Collaborative Decision Making (CDM), System Wide Information Management (SWIM) and Performance-Based Airport Management to name just a few. Steve has also been active as an instructor in the above fields for more than two decades. 

Target Group

  • Airport operations managers,
  • Airline operations managers,
  • Ground handling operations managers,
  • Operational managers from ANS providers (ATS),
  • Civil aviation authorities representatives

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

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