Using Collaborative Decision Making to Enhance the Management of Adverse Conditions, IROPS, and Crises

Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) is the process of data sharing whereby airports, airlines, mutual aid partners, other stakeholders (such as ground handling service providers), and FAA's Air Traffic Organization share information to make operational decisions together. CDM is also about developing procedures for addressing adverse conditions. CDM has been implemented in the United States for many years; however, until very recently, this program has mainly focused on the cooperation and the data sharing between FAA and the air carriers. Airports are now at the threshold of becoming fully active partners in CDM. ACRP Report 137: Guidebook for Advancing Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) provides guidance to airport operators about the value of CDM and how to integrate it into airport operations and planning. This proposed project would be a continuation of ACRP Report 137 focused on the implementation of airport CDM and its aspects related to the definition and monitoring of metrics/key performance indicators. The objective of this research is to develop guidance for airports and their stakeholders for an efficient use of airport CDM as a tool for enhancing the management of irregular operations (IROPS), emergencies, and crises. It would provide U.S. airports and their stakeholders (airlines, ATCT, ground handling service providers, etc.) with an overview of the benefits of A-CDM operations management and guidance for developing an A-CDM operations management organization, the related tools, and CDM-friendly procedures. It would also provide an introduction to total airport management (TAM), the future of A-CDM, and case studies and lessons learned from A-CDM airports abroad.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 10-27

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Start Date: 20180731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677212
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-27
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2018 3:03PM