XMAN - CROSS border arrival MANagement
Cross-Border Arrival Management, also referred to as Extended Arrival Management, is an operational procedure which aims to improve and optimise arrival management operations for major airports.
The aircraft’s holding time at congested airports is cut by reducing their cruising speed during the final en-route phase of flight, several hundred miles away from the airport. In doing so, flight efficiency is increased by reducing the overall fuel burn and CO2 emissions. Less airborne congestion in terminal areas will also contribute to improving operational safety by reducing pilot/ controller workload and to reducing noise for the communities living beneath the stacks.