Airport-Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM)

Aviation Management

Course Outline

The course provides you with an understanding of the principles of Airport-Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) in the context of airport operations, and covers the techniques of how to design and implement the procedures and tools for an effective A-CDM implementation at the airport. This course is designed in accordance to ICAO Doc 9971.

Available upon request

4 days

S$1,900 / US$1,500

^Fees are being reviewed and subject to change. Participants will be notified of the actual course fees when they are issued the Letter of Acceptance.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define 'The Case for A-CDM'
  • Understand A-CDM best practices to achieve efficiencies through reduction of ground and airborne delays and improve ground operations at your airport
  • Manage sessions to embark on A-CDM in your airports and build trust among stakeholders
  • Apply the data sharing, automation and decision-support tools in A-CDM
  • Appreciate the benefits and implementation challenges of A-CDM

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial to personnel from airport operations, ground handling, ramp operations, passenger services and air traffic services in civil aviation administrations, airport authorities and operators, air navigation services providers, airlines, and agencies supporting airside operations.

Learning Activities

  • Learning Journey to Changi Airport
  • Case studies
  • Group exercises



What Is Covered

  • Key principles of A-CDM
  • Introduction to Pre-Departure Sequencing, VTT, DMAN and AMAN
  • ICAO Doc 9971
  • Link between Air Traffic Flow Management & A-CDM
  • Concept of 'Predictability'
  • Concept of 16-Milestones Approach
  • Data sharing, automation and decision-support tools (Airport Operations Centre System (AOCS), Gate Message Input Device (GMID), Aircraft Docking Guidance System (ADGS)
  • Design of A-CDM project lifecycle
  • Implementation plans of A-CDM
  • Analysis of possible project risks and mitigation
  • A-CDM operational examples
  • Changi A-CDM experience


  • SAA Alumni - 10%
  • Group Discount - Enjoy a group discount for three or more participants registered at the same time for the same course run from the same organisation and billing source:
    • Three to six : 10%
    • Seven to nine : 15%
    • Ten or more : 20%