What is Airport CDM?

The key aim of Airport Collaborative Decision Making or Airport CDM is to facilitate the sharing of operational data to allow better informed decisions to be made. The principle of Airport CDM is to optimise a flight’s end to end process and make the best use of resources and infrastructure through coordination and visibility so that everybody wins.

Learn more about Airport CDM here

If you would like to view the Auckland A-CDM video please email Airside.ManagementEnquiries@aucklandairport.co.nz

Stage One is happening now

Stage One will concentrate on ground handlers updating the targeted off blocks time or TOBT. This is to be accurate within +/- 5 minutes and creates awareness around the departure time of an aircraft. The arrival time is fed from Airways and is accurate to within +/- 2 minutes.

Stage One also incorporates boarding start and finish times so all teams will see when this is met for any flight.

Stage Two is on its way

Stage Two (which will be implemented in the future) builds on this information that is shared and may also show percentage of passengers through check-in and security, when fuelling is complete and when catering is complete.

This information can be seen by all partners and because of that teams can make better decisions.

What do you need to know?

Airport CDM impacts you, and the team around you. The Airport CDM partners have agreed on some processes and system rules that form the basis of the programme. These might be different to those you normally use, so please make sure you read the user guide and other documents in the useful links section of this page. Talk to your manager and make sure you get training.

For information specific to you, read one of the following frequently asked question sheets

Ground handlers


Useful links

Here is some additional information about CDM that will make it easier to understand, and therefore make your job easier. Click the links below to find out more about:

The acronyms and abbreviations we use

How we break down the data

Auckland Airport CDM partners document

All the information you need to know about alerts