Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

European airports to use common decision making system with EU support

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Creation date: December 23, 2014

The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest over €3 million for the deployment of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) in eight European airports. The project is expected to improve flight predictability and optimise airport operations.


The airports of Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, Lisbon, Lyon, Manchester and Stuttgart will be benefitting from the new A-CDM system, leading to improved air traffic information sharing, processes and procedures across seven European Member States.


The project's ambition is to optimise the use of network capacity and improve passenger service through better predictability and punctuality of flight departures.


It will support the Single European Sky initiative (SES), which aims to increase Europe's airspace capacity, reduce the risk of accidents and the environmental impact of flights and cut the costs for passengers.


Specifically, the project aims to facilitate the implementation of SESAR, the EU's research programme for the modernisation of European ATM.


The project was selected for EU funding with the support of external experts under the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013, priority 'Air Traffic Management'. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.


The project is to be completed by December 2015.


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Project: 2013-EU-40007-P


The TEN-T Programme was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.


The INEA is managing the technical and financial implementation of the TEN-T programme.