Aerodrome Operations

Aerodrome Operations

The concepts of Aerodrome Operations and Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) include inter alia the sharing of information between stakeholders and predefines the rules and procedures for everything related to the airport domain, its surroundings, and of course the collaboration between the different actors operating at the aerodrome.

 

A-CDM, more specifically, is a process that allows airport operators, aircraft operators, air traffic controllers, ground handling agents, pilots and air traffic flow managers to exchange operational information and work together to efficiently manage operations at airports and, where applicable, en route operations and planning. (ICAO, 2018)

 

Aerodrome operations and A-CDM aim at optimizing the use of all airport resources, reduce arrival and departure delays, and improve predictability during regular and irregular operations. The main objective is to generate a common situational awareness that will foster improved decision-making.

What falls under Aerodrome Operations?

According to the Aerodrome Design and Operations Panel (ADOP), the following areas of expertise are an integral part of Aerodrome Operations (ICAO, 2020):

  • Planning and design
  • System capacity enhancement
  • Certification
  • Visual aids for navigation
  • Operations and services
  • Emergency response planning (ERP)
  • Heliports

In addition, Aerodrome Operations also involve close coordination with the following domains:

  • Air traffic management
  • Aircraft operations
  • Aeronautical information management

The Aerodrome Operations domain also covers these specific topics:

  • Global reporting format for runway surface condition reporting for aircraft operations on contaminated runways
  • Installation of arresting system to address operational issues and criteria for design specification
  • Airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM)
  • Industry best practices
  • Procedures on airport operational management activities
  • Airport emergency response including rescue and fire fighting
  • Advanced surface movement guidance and control systems (A-SMGCS)
  • Final approach and take-off area characteristics for heliports
  • Obstacle limitation surfaces

For more information, visit one of the following WIKIFATCA pages:

Aerodrome Operations 101

  1. ADME 2.0 Definitions relating to Converging Runway Operations (CROPS) and Land And Hold Short Operations (LAHSO)
  2. ADME 2.1 CONVERGING RUNWAY OPERATIONS (CROPS)
  3. ADME 2.10 NEW TECHNOLOGY APPROACH & LANDING AIDS
  4. ADME 2.11 THE APPLICATION OF COCKPIT DISPLAY OF TRAFFIC INFORMATION (CDTI) IN ADVANCED SURFACE MOVEMENT GUIDANCE SYSTEM (A-SMGCS) OPERATIONS
  5. ADME 2.12 RED STOP BAR CROSSING PROCEDURES
  6. ADME 2.13 NUMBERING OF AIRCRAFT IN THE AERODROME TRAFFIC CIRCUIT
  7. ADME 2.14 AUTONOMOUS RUNWAY INCURSION WARNING SYSTEM (ARIWS)
  8. ADME 2.15 REMOTE AND VIRTUAL TOWER
  9. ADME 2.16 CONDITIONAL CLEARANCES TO RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING VEHICLES
  10. ADME 2.2 LAND AND HOLD SHORT OPERATIONS (LAHSO)
  11. ADME 2.3 VISUAL OBSERVATION & NEW AERODROME CONTROL TOWER CONCEPTS
  12. ADME 2.4 SURFACE MOVEMENT GUIDANCE & CONTROL SYSTEMS
  13. ADME 2.5 PROVISION OF ATS AT AERODROMES
  14. ADME 2.6 RESPONSIBILITY AND FUNCTIONS OF AERODROME CONTROLLERS WITH REGARD TO SURFACE MOVEMENT
  15. ADME 2.7 THE INTERFACE BETWEEN ATC AND AFIS
  16. ADME 2.8 ADVANCED APPROACH PROCEDURES
  17. ADME 2.9 REQUIRED NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE (RNP) FOR APPROACH AND LANDING
  18. Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems
  19. Aerodrome – Land and Hold Short Operations
  20. Aerodrome – Review ICAO Manual on the Prevention of Runway Incursions
  21. Aerodrome – Review Policy on Provision of ATS at Aerodromes
  22. Aerodrome – Categorization of Approach Types
  23. Aerodrome – Converging Runway Operations
  24. Aerodrome – Describe the Operational Use of Stop Bars and Produce ICAO Amendment Proposal
  25. Aerodrome – Review Provisional Policy on Future ATM Concepts for the Provision of Aerodrome Control Service
  26. Aerodrome – Study Runway Status Lights
  27. Aerodrome Radar Control Rating
  28. AFIS (Airfield Information Service)
  29. Apron Management Services Provided by ATCOs
  30. Collaborative Decision Making
  31. Conditional Clearances
  32. Defining the Terms “Strategic” and “Tactical ” in the Air Traffic Control Context
  33. Description of A ‘Multi-Lateration’ Airport Ground System
  34. Development of Guidelines to Determine the Necessity for Air Traffic Control At Aerodromes
  35. Developments in the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as an Approach Aid
  36. Environmental Issues in ATM
  37. Helicopter Operations – ATC Aspects
  38. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  39. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  40. Integration of Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Flights At Airfields
  41. Investigate ADS-B Applications – Incorporation in A-SMGCS
  42. Investigate Remote Aerodrome Control Concepts
  43. Investigate Runway Incursions
  44. Investigate the Professional Aspects of the Difference between Intrinsic and Tactical Safety in the Aerodrome Domain
  45. Investigate the Use and Impact of “Electronic Means Complementing Visual Observation in Tower Control” on the ATCO
  46. Investigate the Use of Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) with Enhanced Surface Movement Guidance Control Systems (SMGCS)
  47. List of Relevant ICAO Documents
  48. LM 11.1.3 LIABILITY RELATED TO AERODROME CONTROLLERS
  49. LM 11.5 UNSAFE AIRSPACE/AERODROME
  50. MLS Operational Procedures
  51. New ICAO Phraseology on Taxi Instructions
  52. Operating in Unsafe Airspace
  53. Radar Monitoring Procedures in TMAs
  54. Relations between pilot’s final authority and TWR’s responsibilities in conditions of poor or impaired visibility
  55. Relay of Flight Information from Air Traffic Service to Aircraft
  56. Remote Control Towers
  57. Report of Visual Approach Procedures
  58. Responsibilities & Functions of Aerodrome Controllers with Regard to Surface Movement
  59. Responsibilities and Functions of Aerodrome Control with Regard to Surface Movements (Legal Aspects)
  60. Responsibilities and Functions of Aerodrome Controller with regard to Surface Movements – Legal Aspects
  61. Review Existing Policy and Develop Further Policy on Simultaneous IFR Operations on Intersecting / Converging Runways
  62. Review Issues in the Application of Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) in Advanced Surface Movement Guidance System (A-SMGCS) Operations
  63. Review of IFATCA Policy Concerning Helicopter Operations
  64. Review of Policy on MLS
  65. Review of Policy on Surface Movement Radar
  66. Review Policy on CCTV
  67. Review policy on Surface Guidance Movement and Control Systems
  68. Review Policy on Visual Observation in a Control Tower Environment
  69. Review Policy on Visual Observation, Aerodrome Control Service Concepts and CCTV
  70. Review Provisional Policy on Missed Approach after Visual Approach
  71. RNP for Approach and Landing
  72. RNP for Approach and Landing
  73. SEP 7.8 VISUAL SEPARATION ON APPROACH
  74. Simultaneous Operations on Intersecting Runways
  75. Simultaneous Operations on Intersecting Runways
  76. Standard Application of Units of Measure in Civil Aviation
  77. Study Air Traffic Flow Management
  78. Study Civil/Military Cooperation
  79. Study Controlled Time of Arrival Concept
  80. Study Go Around Procedures When on Visual Approach
  81. Study Land and Hold Short Operations
  82. Study Numbering of Aircraft in the Aerodrome Traffic Circuit
  83. Study of User Driven Prioritisation Process (UDPP)
  84. Study Operations in a Paper Stripless Environment
  85. Study Recategorization of Aircraft for Wake Turbulence
  86. Study Remote Towers Concept
  87. Study SID and STAR Naming and Relevant FMS Design
  88. Study the Concept of Block Upgrades
  89. Study the ICAO Manual on the Prevention of Runway Incursions
  90. Study the Virtual Tower Concept
  91. Study Visual Separation on Approach
  92. Surface Movement Guidance Control Systems (SMGCS)
  93. Surveillance – Investigate (Wide Area) Multilateration
  94. Surveillance Applications Policy – Applications of Radar Monitoring
  95. The Development of MLS Continues
  96. The Development of the Microwave Landing System ( MLS)
  97. The Use of GNSS as a Runway Approach Aid
  98. Third Party Risk
  99. Third Party Risk – Legal Aspects
  100. Use of Datalink in A Microwave Landing System
  101. Vision for the Human in the Future ATM System

Last Update: September 19, 2020  

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