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Digital Aircraft Operations is an IATA initiative, that supports airlines in identifying areas and implementing solutions for more efficient operations. These areas of interest include flight operations, air traffic management, ground operations, aircraft maintenance activities, supply chain and logistics, as well as the transfer of aircraft assets. ​

Taking-off into the second hundred years of commercial flight, airlines must embrace the digital operation standards of an ever increasing fleet performance delivered by e-enabled and "connected" aircraft. The vision is to explore efficiencies and provide implementation guidelines to airlines in all areas of operations.

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Digital Aircraft Operations in Tech Ops area

The series of airline technical operations’ benefits brought by the transition to digital operations were assessed both in terms of their potential impact and their immediacy. This generated a series of priority projects which IATA initiated or actively embarked on in the fields listed below.
Please note that the listing order is not intended to suggest any priority ranking of the areas included.

  • Digital signature and electronic maintenance record keeping
  • Aircraft Health Monitoring
  • Scheduled Maintenance Data Standard (SMDS) in S1000D
  • Promoting Spec 2000 XML standards for aircraft configuration, electronic maintenance records, RFID, etc
  • Electronic Log Book / eTechLog 
  • Auto-ID / RFID aircraft parts tracking

Initiative reports to Technical Operations Working Group under Operations Advisory Counicl of IATA.



Maintenance Contract Templates:

Electronic Signature: