The Partnership Agreement on the project of establishing A-CDM
Zagreb, September 25, 2023 - A ceremonial signing of the Partnership Agreement on the project of establishing A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) was held today at Zagreb Airport VIP lounge. The agreement was signed by International Zagreb Airport, the national airline Croatia Airlines, Havas Ground Handling and Croatian Air Traffic Control.
A-CDM is a global concept of cooperation of the involved stakeholders/partners of the airport, through the process of timely exchange of information, adapted procedures and tools.
Partnership Agreement was signed by representatives of all involved partners:
On behalf of the airport operator, International Zagreb Airport Jsc., Nicolas Duthilleul, Executive Director and Member of the Management Board of International Zagreb Airport Jsc., who pointed out: "With today's signing of the Partnership Agreement on the A-CDM project, Zagreb Airport ranks alongside world airports that use this global concept. I would like to express my satisfaction with the partnership relationship with other stakeholders, who have recognized the significant benefits of CDM. Our joint cooperation on this project will directly contribute to improving the operational efficiency of the Zagreb Airport as well as preserving the environment, which is one of the main priorities of our business."
On behalf of the national airline company Croatia Airlines Jsc, Davor Mišić, Director Operations, who stated: "The synergy of all participants in this international project further confirms the commitment of all partners to the additional improvement of the civil aviation system in Croatia and worldwide. This is particularly important in the period of recovery aviation industry after the epidemiological crisis, and we are glad that all partners in CDM project will realize multiple benefits which, most importantly, will at the same time enable even more pleasant, smooth and uninterrupted journeys for our passengers."
On behalf of the provider of ground services, the company Havas Ground Handling Ltd., Mutlu Baskan, President of the Management Board, pointing out: "The implementation of the CDM project will, as expected, bring benefits to us as the provider of ground handling services at Zagreb Airport as well as the other stakeholders. It will help improving the on time performance and better use of resources, which will affect the costs optimization and reducing the negative impact on the environment."
On behalf of Croatian Air Traffic Control, director Mario Kunovec-Varga emphasized: „With the implementation of the project, Croatian Air Traffic Control will share through its systems with the airport operator the information necessary to optimize the throughput of aircraft acceptance and dispatch at the airport. This will enable our users, i.e. airlines, among other things, to better manage the time restrictions set in EU airspace, which should ultimately result in a reduction in flight delays."
The joint conclusion of all partners is that the implementation of CDM project will optimize the use of available resources, ensure better planning and improve the overall operational efficiency of Zagreb Airport.