The SSIM is the official set of standards, guiding the industry with recommended practices, messaging formats and data processing procedures that are to be used by all IATA member airlines and their business partners for the exchange of airline schedules, communication of airport coordination information and minimum connect time data.
SSIM also includes industry code sets such as IATA Aircraft Types, Passenger Terminal Indicators, UTC-Local Time Comparisons and Region Codes required for SSIM messaging standards.
The SSIM standards are governed by the Passenger Standards Conference (PSC) and are developed by the Schedules Publication Group (SPG), Slot Messaging Group (SMG) and the Minimum Connect Times Group (MCTG) reporting to the Plan Standards Board (PSB). To learn more about these Groups please visit the PSB page. To gain access to the activities under these Groups, go to the IATA private Standard Setting Workspace (SSW).
SSIM standards are made effective 1 March of every year and the web download application receives updated content throughout the year, including Aircraft Types, Terminal Indicators and UTC/Local time data.
To submit any amendments to Passenger Terminals in SSIM Appendix D, use this form (pdf)
For more information on new SSIM requirements and any other question, please contact us.
Enhanced SSIM Windows Application
The Windows version of the IATA Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM) 30th Edition is better than ever!
The SSIM application receives updated content throughout the year. Data in the Passenger Terminals (Appendix D) and UTC (Appendix F) sections are updated, and all updates are identified in the Industry Notifications section.
The SSIM includes Schedule and Slot XML implementation guides and schemas (.xsd files) that can be referenced and used outside of the application.
The content of the Aircraft Types (Appendix A), Passenger Terminals (Appendix D) and UTC (Appendix F) sections can be exported to csv format and used outside of the application.
Access to Watchlists of potential new aircrafts for Appendix A and new airport terminals for Appendix D.
The SSIM is made available via the IATA Desktop Reader for Windows application platform. The Reader makes it easy to access all your favorite IATA publications from a single, convenient location.
The SSIM Windows Application license is now conviniently available for single, three and five users.
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Who uses it?
Airlines, Airports, Airport coordinators and facilitators, Global Distribution Systems (GDS), Computer Reservation Systems (CRS), Data aggregators & system providers, Government agencies & authorities, Travel agents, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Education institutions
- Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- Intel Pentium or compatible processor
- 16 bit colour display, 800 x 600 resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
- Administrator permissions during software installation, if required
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (installer is included in the product software setup package
- Microsoft Access 2007 Database Engine (Installer is included in the product software setup package)
- Administrator permissions during installation of .NET Framework and Access 2007 database engine
- Internet connection (for activation and automatic updates if applicable)
- Microsoft Edge