Common Use Working Group (CUWG)
The Common Use Working Group (CUWG) is part of the IATA Passenger Experience Management Group.
The main functions of the Management Group are:
Membership of CUWG is restricted to IATA Members, ATA Members, IATA Strategic Partners and members of ACI.
Recommended practices, technical specifications and certification criteria developed by this group are published in the IATA CUSS Manual and the IATA CUPPS Manual – the publications are available on the IATA PEMG Extranet. Please see details below.
CUPPS Implementation Guide launched, May 1st 2012.
Technical Specification update:
The current version of the CUPPS Technical Specification 1.03 has been refined since its original release in 2010.
By design the initial release of the document provided the flexibility to support the wide range of equipment and environments employed by common use.
This has been proven by successful compliance testing with this version and with multiple airport implementations.
The next version of the Technical Specification will be version 1.04 with the objective to introduce support for additional device(s) and the primary focus for 1.04 is to introduce support for common use bag drop.
The version 1.04 will be used by airports and airlines that require the use of the new device(s) with CUPPS. Where the functionality provided by the new device(s) is not required then version 1.03 can be used.
The release of new CUPPS Technical Specifications is determined by the needs of the industry and is not determined by timetable. Common Use Bag Drop for CUPPS has been identified as a requirement by the industry.
Head, Passenger Experience - Paul Behan, IATA
CUWG Co-Chairs - Thomas Jeske, LH and Barry Woolnough, BA
Technical Solutions Group Co-chairs
Ethan Hall-Beyer - IBM
Raef North- Ultra Electronics
Nadine Caramelle, RESA
An extranet containing a specific section for Common Use is available for members of the CUWG to read and/or download reference documentation, including meeting agendas and minutes. To request access to this site, you need to register.