StB – 2013 projects updates
E-services: IATA BSP will phase out legacy documents vMCO at the end of the year, as well as vMPD in most markets, replaced by EMD; however to comply with local requirements, BSPs granted a one-time 6-months extension in some markets.
NDC: The NDC shopping XML schemas have been developed; one trial is live in China, involving Hainan Airlines and China Travelsky.
Fast Travel: the forecast of eligible passengers at airports is at 17% for end 2013, slightly below the 20% target.
Automated Border Control: 17 airports have implemented eGates allowing passengers to cross borders using biometrics against a target of 15.
Checkpoint of the Future (CoF): two airports, member airlines and government agreed to deploy a Checkpoint of the Future next year as per target. CoF will be rebranded as SmartSecurity from 2014.
InBag: aims to reduce mishandling and the cost of baggage handling as well as to make baggage operations sustainable.
Secure Freight: true partnership
11 Civil Aviation Authorities have trusted IATA since 2008 to help them build and enhance Air Cargo Security Regulations. The full supply chain gains efficiencies and the countries’ economies have more potential to grow.
The battle against acts of unlawful interference is everybody’s responsibility and IATA is making its contribution where there is a need. Malaysia, Kenya, Mexico, Chile, Egypt, UAE, Jordan, Brazil and Bahrain are part of this program.
The Russian Federation and Turkey will kick off secure freight pilots in the first quarter of 2014. And more countries will join in to work in true partnership with IATA.