Common Use Working Group (CUWG)
Common use allows airlines or other handling agents to process passengers using shared technology typically at an airport.
Common Use Standards
IATA develops and maintains common use standards including recommended practices through the work of the CUWG that is part of the IATA Passenger Experience Management Group (PEMG). The standards cover the following three specific areas:
- Common Use Self Service (CUSS) describes the specifications and standards for multiple airlines sharing one physical self-service kiosk
- Common Use Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS) describes the range of services, specifications and standards enacted to enable multiple airlines, service providers or other users to share physical check-in or gate podium positions whether simultaneously or consecutively
- Standardized data exchange through the use of web services technology. The first business requirement addressed is for a common use self-service bag drop process
The main functions of the working group are:
Membership of CUWG is restricted to IATA members, A4A members, IATA Strategic Partners and members of ACI.
Recommended practices, technical specifications and certification criteria developed by this group are available on the IATA PEMG Extranet.
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.