In their implementation manual Eurocontrol defines the requirements for an 'Airport CDM culture':
- Agreed relevant data should be shared between all partners involved
at the right time.
- Data shared should be of sufficient quality to facilitate improved traffic
predictability and planning capabilities for all partners involved.
- Decisions should be made by the partner best placed to make them.
- Decisions made should be shared with all other partners.
- Complete openness (well, I understand if you want to keep your financial data privately, but airlines: what is the problem with sharing your pax figures?)
- Admit your mistakes and errors (airport, please lead by example)
- No finger pointing
- Common and shared database (e.g. AODB as a central hub for flight information)
- Mixed working groups and task forces, so everybody participates in finding a solution
- Goodwill of all partners to find solutions
- Joint design of measures for improvement
- Experimental approach / test runs (do not underestimate the power of trials!)
- Free discussion of findings (the goal is always the same: we want to improve)
- Unbureaucratic implementation of measures