Collaborative decision making (CDM) addresses ongoing aviation industry challenges.

The activities of airlines and airports are complementary in nature but the industry is in need of better coordination between all the aviation partners, i.e., airport operations (airport operators, ground handlers), airlines and air traffic controllers if operational efficiency is to be expected.

Collaborative decision making enables the partners to share information and work together more efficiently and transparently with the common goal of improved overall performance, bringing a common situational awareness between all partners involved as well as refining the processes and information flows.