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Baggage Working Group (BWG)


Baggage Working Group

IATA Baggage Working Group (BWG) was established by the Airport Services Committee (ASC) to review and develop recommendations into a form that can be adopted by the ASC and eventually the Passenger Services Conference (PSC) as recommended practices or resolutions.

The majority of these changes occur from examination of RP1745, RP 1800 and other related recommended practices such as RP 1740C that addresses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and its technological requirements.

The BWG is open to all IATA member airlines, ATA member airlines, ACI (Airports) members and the participants in the IATA Strategic Partnership Program with an interest in Baggage Management and related issues.

IATA is currently running several Baggage sub-wokring groups.pdf (pdf) that report to Baggage Working Group and are opened for participation for IATA member airlines, airports and Strategic Partners.

Baggage Transfer Message (BTM) contact list

If you need to know who to talk to at an airline about baggage messaging, please look at the BTM Contact List on the BWG private site. If you are already a member of the private site, please login as an external user or request an access. For corrections and updates, please contact IATA BWG

Baggage Steering Group

The Baggage Steering Group sets the agenda and work items for the Baggage Working Group to undertake during the forthcoming year. The BSG is comprised of industry leaders, who set the vision for the future of baggage handling and is complemented by the BWG, who provide in depth technical knowledge. For more information about the BSG and its Terms of Reference, please see the BSG - Fact Sheet.pdf.

Baggage Strategic Partners

The IATA Strategic Partnerships Program is a platform for aviation solution providers to build as well as strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders. Through their participation in various IATA work groups, Strategic Partners gain a unique insight into airlines’ priorities and have the opportunity to be recognized for working together with IATA in serving the air transport industry.

IATA Baggage Strategic Partners Program will focus on baggage processes and quality, innovation in baggage products such as tracking and electronic receipts, approval and certification of baggage labels as well as Radio Frequency Identification Device Technology. Being a IATA Baggage Strategic Partner, you can gain following benefits:

  • Be part of the discussions to establish RFID standards in the Passenger and Inflight areas
  • Assist in the development of airline industry RFID standards
  • Be recognized as a valuable RFID player in the air transport industry

Get more information about IATA Strategic Partners

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