Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) Methodology and Tool (Classroom, 3 days)

Some of these topics are also explored in the following virtual classroom course:


This 3-day course is designed for airlines and their business partners. It provides a review of the Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) rationale, concepts, structure and methodology. The AIDM enables the generation of interoperable and easy to use messaging standards, with consistent definitions and format of data exchanges and faster time to market for new or changed data exchange standards. AIDM is an integrated living model, developed with SPARX Systems Enterprise Architect (EA), a powerful visual modeling platform. In AIDM, all information is stored in one repository. Users of the model can view, extend and adapt definitions contained in the model. You will learn how to navigate the AIDM and find parts of the model you can leverage for designing and implementing your companies’ IT systems or data exchange components, as well as how to influence and tune AIDM repository contents and messaging standards generated.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course Code: TALF-97

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Participants will be required to complete the AIDM Introduction self-study module. Experience in UML modelling and data modelling is recommended.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Review the governance and benefits of AIDM
  • Describe the organization structure and partitioning of the AIDM and message schema generation tools
  • Navigate the AIDM and find existing models
  • Leverage the AIDM to expedite the redesign of your company’s IT systems to implement effective internal and b2b data exchanges
  • Explain the tasks and deliverables in the development of new industry messaging standards

Course content

  • AIDM overview
  • Why AIDM and who’s using it?
  • AIDM methodology
  • AIDM business contents and navigation
  • Change request process overview
  • Navigating and modeling the AIDM by pillar and partition

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  • Model changes around a practical business scenario
  • Group exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Business analysts, information architects, data architects, IT system or integration developers, software engineers in Airlines, Airports, Air Traffic Managers,Travel Agents, Ground Handlers, IT Providers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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