The term CDM is thrown around the industry in the same way that the IT industry uses “Cloud”, “Big Data” & “Mobile”. CDM as a concept can be a true value add…not only for ATC, but for airports, airlines and the wider range of aviation stakeholders. In many cases community, rather than collaboration, is key to the accuracy and effectiveness of any efficiency effort. The role of the airport is often overlooked in the efficiency of this whole process, despite operators being responsible for the handling and processing of the two key components: passengers and aircraft. In this session we will examine the role of the airport and, specifically, their operating systems and platforms to demonstrate the benefits of a fully integrated end-to-end solution encompassing airport and air traffic systems.