IGI: First in In­dia to use CDM

The new Col­lab­o­ra­tive De­ci­sion Mak­ing sys­tem will save cost, im­prove on-time per­for­mance, re­duce emis­sions and en­hance de­ci­sion-mak­ing for air­port au­thor­i­ties.

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The cap­i­tal’s Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port (IGI) has be­come the first air­port in the coun­try to in­tro­duce Air­port Col­lab­o­ra­tive De­ci­sion Mak­ing (A-CDM). The ini­tia­tive has been jointly taken up by the Air Traf­fic Con­trol (ATC), the GMR Group-led con­sor­tium DIAL and the air­lines op­er­at­ing from the air­port. The sys­tem is named as DA-CDM (Delhi Air­port-Col­lab­o­ra­tive De­ci­sion Mak­ing). This is a con­cept fo­cussing on im­prov­ing air traf­fic flow and ca­pac­ity man­age­ment at air­ports by re­duc­ing delays, im­prov­ing event pre­dictabil­ity and op­ti­mis­ing re­source util­i­sa­tion. It in­volves air­port op­er­a­tors, air­lines, ground han­dlers and ATC col­lab­o­rat­ing and shar­ing data to in­crease over­all air­port ef­fi­ciency. The DA-CDM sys­tem was im­ple­mented at IGI Air­port on World En­vi­ron­ment Day, June 5, 2013. Com­ment­ing on the ini­tia­tive, DIAL CEO I Prab­hakara Rao said, “The DA-CDM is a true game-changer in the In­dian avi­a­tion in­dus­try. It will al­low us to achieve an­nual sav­ings of 2,500 tonnes of ATF and 7,850 tonnes of saved CO emis­sion by re­duc­ing taxi­ing time by even a minute per air­craft.”

P K Mishra, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor (ATMASM) added, “The DA-CDM pro­ject aims to im­prove the over­all ef­fi­ciency of an air­port. Af­ter two years of dili­gent work, the Delhi ATC has man­aged to achieve this with the sup­port of DIAL team. The DA-CDM will en­able op­ti­mum util­i­sa­tion of ATC re­sources, re­sult­ing in re­duced work­load of con­trollers, min­i­mum ground delays and in­creased level of safety.”

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