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Passenger Data Exchange Programs (API/PNR) (Classroom, 3 days)


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This course answers your questions about Advanced Passenger Information (API), Interactive API (IAPI) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, as well as the many standards currently used to transmit them. Building on the API-PNR Toolkit, the practical exercises in this course will also help you understand the steps to building a data program in alignment with international standards. The course will also review existing legal requirements related to API and PNR.

Passenger data has become a central piece of the facilitation puzzle, as an increasing number of governments require API-PNR data using multiple transmission standards. ICAO, IATA and the WCO have responded with the API-PNR Toolkit, a recommended global framework and international standard for transmitting passenger data. When implemented, this framework will bring value to what is currently a costly process for all parties involved.

Airlines, regulators, and airports can benefit from this opportunity to work together toward a solution for information sharing. Not only can a common data program enhance the effectiveness of national border control, it will also ultimately improve security throughout the industry.

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

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 examination

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Management
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

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What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Compare the common and divergent characteristics of today’s data exchange systems
  • Outline the processes that can support and strengthen industry security and national border control capabilities
  • Describe the regulatory foundation for these systems and their constraints
  • Recognize agreed data elements and data transmission standards
  • Incorporate passenger data exchange into your country’s national security and facilitation program

Course content

  • Passenger data definitions
  • API, IAPI, PNR and their characteristics
  • Data elements and where they can be found
  • Data transmission methods
  • Messaging standards
  • Regulatory constraints

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Activities

  • Team exercises
  • Practical case studies

Who should attend

This course is recommended for security staff at:

  • Government/border control offices
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • IT service providers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course and final examination.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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About IATA Classroom Training
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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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