Introduction of A-CDM at Riga International Airport

Introduction of A-CDM at Riga International Airport

On February 16, 2016 Latvijas gaisa satiksme in collaboration with Riga International airport submitted INEA a project application for A-CDM in Riga International airport. The project is co-financed by the CEF for Transport.

The main goal of the project was to increase capacity of Riga International airport and to improve co-ordination of processes among all the parties involved in flight operations. CDM procedures will ensure more effective decision making, based on more precise and timely information exchange and common understanding of the current situation among all the involved parties.

As a result of the implementation of the project, the quality and safety of services for both airspace users and passengers was significantly improved by:

– more precisely planning the take-off time of aircraft, reducing the waiting time both at the terminal and on the runway, especially during peak hours,

– reducing resource and fuel consumption costs for airlines related to waiting time before take-off and preparing aircraft for flight,

– reducing environmental pollution (noise, CO2 and Nox).

The implementation of the project was completed on April 6, 2021, and since October 15, 2021, Riga International Airport has been a CDM procedure certified airport.

The project has been implemented with the support of the Connecting Europe Facility or CEF.