The New Distribution Capability
(NDC) Program is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard). The NDC Standard will enhance the capability of communications between airlines and travel agents and will be open to any third party, intermediary, IT provider or non-IATA member, to implement and use.
The NDC Program will transform the way airline products and services are retailed to corporations, leisure, and business travellers, and will facilitate product differentiation, time-to-market, access to full and rich travel content, and a transparent shopping experience.
This introductory New Distribution Capability (NDC) training course designed for airlines, will provide an in depth review of the NDC concept, terms, offer and order management, application program interface (API) and schemas, reference architecture, building blocks and the benefits of NDC to support you building your business case. You will learn how to identify the most relevant deployment options for your distribution strategy.
This classroom course provides 3.5 days (28 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
Student performance will be based on an assessment
There are no prerequisites for this course
Recommended level is Intermediate
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 attend a class scheduled at one of our training centers: Register early and save up to 20%! Please read the Terms for the early bird discount. The discount will be calculated at the time of payment.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
Understand the NDC program and scope
Explain how NDC supports offer and order management, and how NDC can support your distribution strategy
Understand the basics of the NDC reference architecture and XML schemas
Identify the deployment path which is most relevant for your distribution strategy
Learn how to build your NDC business case
NDC program and industry update
NDC offer and order management
ONE order – extending order management
Key terminology and components of NDC
NDC reference architecture and schemas
NDC security and certification
NDC capabilities and business rollout strategies
NDC as part of distribution strategy
Impact of NDC on other airline systems and processes
How NDC supports product distribution
Cost and benefit estimation methodology
Business case preparation
Managing an NDC implementation
Who should attend
This course is recommended for:
Airline sales managers and executives
Airline commercial revenue managers
Airline distribution managers
Airline IT architects and strategists
An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.