Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia has unveiled plans to deploy the Airport Collaborative Decision-Making (A-CDM) integrated system to boost efficiency in its operations.

With the implementation of this new system, KLIA intends to improve the on-time performance (OTP) of air carriers in addition to supporting strategic management of flight operations and resources.

In this regard, the airport operator reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its seven stakeholders, namely the Civil Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), Malaysia Airlines (MH), AirAsia (AK), Batik Air (ID), Aerodarat, Pos Aviation and Ground Team Red (GTR).

The agreement was signed in the presence of the Ministry of Transport Malaysia Secretary General Isham Ishak.

The A-CDM system integrates airport operations, air traffic control, regulator, airlines and ground handlers on one platform to facilitate collaborative decision-making and maximise information sharing.

This is said to result in enhanced air traffic flow via predictability of events and optimised utilisation of resources.

The system will also help airline partners by minimising the waiting period on the runway and improving customer satisfaction and productivity for ground handling activities.

Additionally, the airport operator will benefit from more effective gate planning and overall passenger flow management. 

Malaysia Airports managing director Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood said: “As the national airport operator, we are continuously working with all stakeholders to enhance the service standards.

“The MoU that is signed today intends to bring the relevant partners at KLIA together and explore the benefits of A-CDM.

“A-CDM uses real-time data accessible to everyone for smoother process flow management. Embarking on the initiative allows national aviation players to better serve passengers, thus we are very appreciative of the support shown by all stakeholders.”

In February, Capital A’s engineering unit Asia Digital Engineering announced its plan to build integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities at KLIA.