ANSP and Airport Associations Highlight A-CDM and ATFM Benefits
- 10 Jun 2021
Earlier this month, CANSO, the global association for air navigation service providers (ANSP), and ACI Asia-Pacific partnered to deliver a virtual workshop on the benefits of implementing Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM).
Airline, airport and ANSP experts in ATFM and A-CDM spoke to a virtual full house of more than 200 representatives of airports and ANSP’s discussing the concepts, benefits and practical challenges in the implementation of ATFM and A-CDM. ICAO Asia and Pacific, which oversees a regional plan to apply ATFM and A-CDM at all international airports, familiarised ANSPs and airports in the region with their implementation framework.
The key takeaways from the workshop were:
- The need to change from the conventional mentality of serving departing aircraft on a “first-come-first-serve” basis to “best-plan-best-served”
- The significant savings in fuel-burn and reductions in flight delays after implementing ATFM/ACDM,
- The synergy created by the integration of the two systems.