Continuous descent approach
|Term||continuous descent approach|
an aircraft operating technique in which an arriving aircraft descends from an optimal position with minimum thrust and avoids level flight to the extent permitted by the safe operation of the aircraft and compliance with published procedures and ATC instructions.
EUROCONTROL (2010) CDA Team
CDA is a subset of the ICAO Continuous Descent Operations Concept (Doc 9931). The CDA definition may change once the ICAO CDO definition is finalised.
NB: The term 'level flight’ required to fulfil this definition should be locally determined for performance monitoring.