The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board is responsible for interoperability and quality of Data Exchange Standards published under the authority of the Conference; and acts as an architecture and technology strategy advisor to other Standards Boards and to the Steering Group.

The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board manages the methodology for documenting business requirements, and developing and generating Data Exchange Standards. The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board also oversees the maintenance of the Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM); and maintains standards and best practices necessary for consistent and interoperable implementation of Data Exchange Standards and related technologies across multiple business areas supported by the Conference. The functions of the Architecture and Technology Strategy Board are detailed in Paragraph 5.2.

Groups under the ATS Board:

  • Change Management & Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) Integration Group
  • Methodology Group
  • Technology Architecture Group
  • Open Air Group
  • Accessing PNRs Group
  • EDIFACT Group

 

Change Management & AIDM Integration Group

  • Oversees the maintenance of an integrated Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) intended as a central repository to store business requirements, data and message models; and generate all data exchange specifications including messaging standards as well as developmental (alpha release) and candidate (beta release) messaging standards.
  • Responsible for reviewing all proposals for integration of proposed changes into a new release of the AIDM.
  • Liaises with other groups under any Conference, and Industry Committees as required.
  • Maintains a work plan and report regularly to ATSB.

Participate:

To view and/or participate in the activities under the Change Management & AIDM Integration Group, please access the SSW site.

Membership of the Architecture and Technology Strategy Board (ATSB)

The following representatives have been elected to serve on the ATS Board for a two year period:

Airline
NAME
TITLE
Air China Yufei Zhang Manager - Application Control
Air France Nicolas ForguesDirector Architecture
American Airlines Joseph Alummoottil Manager, IT Applications, IT Sales & Direct Connect
British AirwaysAndrew Webster
Digital Business Transformation Manager-Shop Order Pay
China Airlines Shih-Ming LuVP of Information Management Division
China Eastern Airlines Bo Wu General Manager of Commercial Development Dept, Commercial Committee
Delta Air Lines Jeremy Schneider
Managing Director, IT
Emirates Airline
​TBC
​TBC
Hahn Air Lines
Christopher Allison
Manager NDC
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Eelco Folkertsma
Business Enterprise Architect Passenger Operations
LATAM Airlines
Thorsten Von Reth
Vice-President Processes & Commercial Systems
LOT Polish Airlines
Jakub Żmuda
IT Director
Qatar Airways
Shiju Thomas
​VP Information Services
Singapore Airlines
Lionel Siau
Senior Manager Application Services (Revenue & Planning)
Swiss International
Didier Arnold
Head of Group & Hub Architecture
Turkish Airlines
Ismail Ozgur Baykal
Project Manager
United Airlines
Soumit Nandi
Managing Director - Customer Technology Platforms
Virgin Australia
Cameron Stone
Group Chief Information Officer
​IATA Secretary
​Matthew McKinley
​Senior Manager, Technology Standards

The Methodology Group:

  • Maintains methodology for developing Data Exchange Standards and associated modeling guidance, best practices, templates and tools. The methodology is intended for all projects with data or information technology components. This includes all AIDM related Guidelines XML Best Practices, and Templates for developing Data Exchange Standards.
  • Liaises with other groups under any Conference, and Industry Committees as required.
  • Maintains a work plan and report regularly to ATSB.

Participate:

To view and/or particiate in the activies under the Methodoly Group, please access the SSW site.


The Technology Architecture Group:

  • Maintains Reference Communications Model (RCM) intended as a common point of reference for implementation of communications protocols and related technologies supporting common non-functional requirements including data exchange security, identity management, handling of personally identifiable data or industry-wide use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) or similar standards and best practices necessary for consistent and interoperable implementation of Data Exchange Standards.
  • Liaises with other groups under any Conference, and Industry Committees as required.
  • Maintains a work plan and report regularly to ATSB.

Participate:

To view and/or particiate in the activies under the Technology Architecture Group, please access the SSW site.

The Open Air Group:

  • Develops and agrees to industry API definitions, aligning to other/IT industry practices where possible.
  • Reviews the IATA’s NDC team research on REST and JSON and make recommendation on next steps meeting industry requirements for REST and JSON for NDC and ONE Order
  • Development of an industry Open API Checklist as requested by the IATA StB SG.
  • Develops Open API, REST and JSON Best Practices.
  • Develops Guidelines for using the AIDM to develop and maintain (specifications for) industry standard Open API definitions/models including support for REST and JSON
  • Identifies and studies potential use cases for industry standard API definitions envisioned by other standards development groups (including but not limited to Travel Communications, NDC and ONE Order) to ensure that the Checklist and Best Practices and Guidelines meet the industry’s requirements
  • Develops and maintains an inventory of possible business capabilities that could be offered as Open APIs,
  • Develops and maintains standardized data objects (i.e., JSON, XML, etc.) to be used in APIs
  • Liaises with other groups under any Conference, and Industry Committees as required.
  • Maintains a work plan and report regularly to ATSB.

Note: Once the Group completes the project, ATS Board expects to disband the Group and transfer the maintenance of resulting standards and associated documentation such as Best Practice and Guidelines to groups responsible for the maintenance of relevant standards or best practices.

Participate:

Standard Settings Workspace (SSW)

All activities related to standards setting and development under the Passenger Standards Conference have migrated onto IATA’s new online collaborative working tool – the IATA Standards Setting Workspace (SSW).

Join us!

Bring your expertise and help us develop the Open Air standard by participating in the Open Air Group under the Architecture and Technology Strategy Board (ATSB).

If you are not the part of the IATA SSW environment, please register yourself using this Guide (pdf), which describes the registration process step-by-step. Please note that membership is open to IATA Members and Strategic Partners.

To view and/or particiate in the activies under the Open API Group, please access the SSW site.

The Accessing PNR's Group:

  • Defines a risk based multi-factor authentication approach as a minimum standard authentication requirement to access different types of data in the PNR record.
  • Leveraging the inventory of solutions developed by Accessing the PNRs TF, develop a set of best practices that should be applied by all participants in the supply chain.
  • Liaises with other groups under any Conference, and Industry Committees as required.
  • Maintains a work plan and report regularly to ATSB.

Participate:

To view and/or particiate in the activies under the Accessing PNR's Group, please access the SSW site.


The EDIFACT Group:

  • Maintains EDIFACT Messages in PADIS Message Directory and coordinates the issuance of PADIS Reservations and Airports EDIFACT Implementation Guides.
  • Liaises with other groups under any Conference, and Industry Committees as required.
  • Maintains a work plan and report regularly to ATSB.

Participate:

To view and/or particiate in the activies under the EDIFACT Group, please access the SSW site.


The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board is responsible for interoperability and quality of Data Exchange Standards published under the authority of the Conference; and acts as an architecture and technology strategy advisor to other Standards Boards and to the Steering Group.

The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board manages the methodology for documenting business requirements, and developing and generating Data Exchange Standards. The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board also oversees the maintenance of the Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM); and maintains standards and best practices necessary for consistent and interoperable implementation of Data Exchange Standards and related technologies across multiple business areas supported by the Conference. The functions of the Architecture and Technology Strategy Board are detailed in Paragraph 5.2.

Groups under the ATS Board:

  • Change Management & Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) Integration Group
  • Methodology Group
  • Technology Architecture Group
  • Open Air Group
  • Accessing PNRs Group
  • EDIFACT Group