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European airports to use common decision-making system

European airports are to use common decision-making system, which has been enabled through EU financial support.

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 air traffic management (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, and it is set to be completed by December 2015.

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