State Joint Stock Company “Latvijas gaisa satiksme” (LGS) has signed a contract with the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) on the issuing of EUR 1 930 000 for the implementation of project "Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) RIGA” at Riga International Airport.
The financing is allocated from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which will finance 50% of the eligible costs of the project.
The project is implemented in collaboration with Riga International Airport.
The aim of the A-CDM project is to increase the capacity of International Airport Riga and improve processes of coordinated action among all parties involved in handling flights. Introduction of CDM procedures will ensure a more efficient decision making process based on more precise and timely exchange of information and a unified understanding of the situation among all parties.
The implementation of the project will significantly improve the quality and safety of services for airspace users, as well as passengers. This will be made possible by improved precision in planning take-off schedules, reducing wait time at the terminal, as well as on the runway, especially during “rush hour”, and by reducing resource and fuel consumption costs for airlines pertaining to wait time before take-off and preparing aircrafts for flights. Furthermore, environmental pollution will also reduced.
A-CDM will improve air traffic flow management at the airport by reducing flight delays, improving punctuality and optimising use of resources. The number of flights at Riga Airport keeps growing from year to year, thus by introducing A-CDM the airport will have finished its preparations for future traffic growth. A-CDM allows the partners of the airport to take correct decisions in collaboration with airlines, ground handling service operators, air navigation service providers and other airport service providers, thus reducing costs and making Riga Airport ever more attractive for airlines and raising its competitiveness not only in the Baltics, but the region as a whole.
The project is planned to be completed by the end of 2018.
INEA is responsible for implementing CEF – a European Union programme for developing highly efficient, sustainable and interconnected trans-European networks in the transport, energy and digital services sectors. INEA is managing the EUR 27.4 billion CEF budget by issuing co-financing for the 2014-2020 period.