Standard Schedules Information
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.
SSIM standards are maintained by the Schedules Publication Group (SPG) in collaboration with the Slot Messaging Group (SMG) and the Minimum Connect Times Group. To view and/or participate in the activities under these Groups, please access the
Standards private site.
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.
For more information on new SSIM requirements and any other question, please contact us at
View the SSIM table of contents (pdf)
New SSIM Standards and What's Planned
The new MCT chapter 8 standardizes the transmission, application and processing of MCT data for airlines and their business partners for communicating and connection building.
It is planned to define XML formats and standardize the communication of full MCT data sets and changes to the data sets.
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Enhanced SSIM Windows Application
The Windows version of the IATA Standard Schedules Information Manual (SSIM) 29th 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.
Order your IATA SSIM 29th Edition today!
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 XP sp2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- 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 Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher