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 Michele Walter ​Enterprise Solution Architect
American Airlines Austin Lorenzo Principal Architect-Passenger Service System
British Airways Andrew Webster Digital Business Transformation Manager-Shop Order Pay
China Eastern Airlines Yang Xin Manager of NDC Project, Commercial Development Dept, Commercial Committee
Delta Air Lines Jeremy Schneider Managing Director, IT
Emirates Airline Najami Mansour ​IT Architect
Hahn Air Lines ​Christopher Allison ​Manager NDC
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines ​Eelco Folkertsma ​Business Enterprise Architect Passenger Operations
LATAM Airlines Felipe Piccolini Senior Manager and Chief Architect
LOT Polish Airlines TBA
Qatar Airways Michael Juranka Manager Revenue Integrity
Singapore Airlines ​TBA  
Swiss International ​Didier Arnold ​Head of Soultion Design & Vendor Management, Head of IT to Business Alignment
Turkish Airlines ​Ismail Ozgur Baykal ​Project Manager
United Airlines ​Soumit Nandi ​Managing Director - Customer Technology Platforms
​IATA Secretary ​Matthew McKinley ​Senior Manager, Technology Standards

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 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 participate in the activities under the EDIFACT Group, please access the SSW site.

 

The Identity Management Group:

  • Develops technical standards supporting coding regimes governed by IATA passenger standards, building on use cases referred to the group by the ATSB. Examples of use cases include, but are not limited to, the identification of sellers/travel agents in support of distribution standards, airlines/airports and service providers in case of operations standards, and passengers in support of distribution and passenger processing.
  • Analyzes existing identity management technology standards to identify if any standards can be reused or extended to support airline industry use cases.
  • Creates a detailed architecture of how the selected technical standard will be applied and implemented across the airline industry (including the creation of implementation guides and updates of the Reference Communication Model if necessary).