The EU will support with almost €4 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to support and accelerate Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) and Airspace Management (ASM) with a view of optimising resources at European airports and progressing towards an efficient and flexible use of airspace.
The aim of the project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call is twofold.
First it aims to support and accelerate the implementation of A-CDM processes at 11 selected European airports. Eurocontrol, which is implementing the project, will also look beyond this first batch of airports with the target of deploying A-CDM in a number of other airports by 2014.
As a second activity, the project will support the acceleration of collaborative civil-military ASM solutions to ensure an optimal use of airspace. This will be achieved through the deployment by Eurocontrol of a new ASM coordination tool at the rate of four EU countries per year. A specific objective concerns the procurement of the related software and hardware in The Netherlands and in Romania, thereby allowing the flexible use of airspace.
The project is set to be completed by the end of 2014.
For more information, please consult the project’s page!
Source: European Commission