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NDC Training

NDC (New Distribution Capability)​ 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 enhances the capability of communications between airlines and travel agents. The NDC Standard is open to any third party, intermediary, IT provider or non-IATA member, to implement and use.​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​New Distribution Capability courses

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We now offer NDC Training Courses to help you prepare your business case, establish a great business and implementation strategy, understand the NDC architecture and more!

The NDC Standard will enable the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travelers, by addressing the industry’s current distribution limitations including product differentiation and time-to-market, access to full and rich air content and transparent shopping experience.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Airlines Understanding and Adopting NDC​ ​​​​​​​​​​​

3.5–day course

Steps to defining a business and implementation strategy for NDC and learning the Financial Simulator Tool to construct the airline NDC Business Case.

Suggested for:
  • Airline sales manage​rs and executives
  • Airline commercial revenue managers
  • Airline distribution managers
  • Airline IT architects and strategists
Upon completion of this course, you will understand:
  • The NDC program and scope
  • How NDC supports offer and order management and
  • How NDC can support your distribution strategy
  • The basics of the NDC reference architecture and XML schemas​​

Understanding​ NDC Architecture​​​

2–day course

Building blocks of NDC and implementation components. Technical view on message flows and usage.
Suggested for:
  • Airline IT managers
  • Solution Provider Product Managers
  • Airline distribution managers
  • Airline and Solution Provider system developers
Upon completion of this course, you will understand:
  • The current state of NDC in the industry
  • How NDC supports offer and order management
  • The NDC Reference Architecture and how to apply the blueprint to your IT architecture
  • The NDC schemas and interpret how the APIs interact with each other​

NDC Rea​diness​ ​​​​​​​​​​

2–day course

General understanding of the NDC program and its components​​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Suggested for:
  • Airlines
  • IT managers and NDC project managers
  • Airlines NDC stakeholders from various airline business units
  • Airline Strategy and Business Development
Upon completion of this course, you will understand:
  • The NDC program and scope​​
  • How NDC may affect your distribution landscape
  • The NDC adoption​ strategies and options
  • What it takes to create a NDC strategy and business case​
​Learn more about our New Distribution Capability Readiness​ course​.​

NDC Awareness for Airline Sales Account Managers​

1–day course

Get ready to manage your airline's market and customers​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Suggested for:
  • Airline Merchandising, Sales and Distribution Executives
  • Airline Commercial responsible for Distribution and Sales
  • Airline Key Account Managers
Upon completion of this course, you will understand:
  • The NDC scope and vision
  • How NDC supports offer and order management and how NDC can support your distribution strategy
  • How to Communicate and present NDC to trade and corporate
  • How to drive the value of NDC to your market​
Learn more about our NDC Awareness for Airline Sales Account Managers​ course.

NDC Extensive Training for Airlines

10–day course

​Implement an effective NDC project, align your strategy and determine potential revenues and costs associated with NDC.
Suggested for:
  • Airline Senior Managers
  • Airline Business Development Managers
  • Airline Product Managers
  • Airline Distribution Managers
  • Airline IT Managers
  • Airline Sales Managers
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Align your product and distribution strategy
  • Determine potential revenues and associated costs
  • Understand NDC architecture
  • Identify NDC requirements for your airline
  • Build a business case for NDC
  • Identify potential solutions
  • Define the impact that NDC may have on your existing systems and future systems
  • Evaluate available solutions in the marketplace
  • Find the right partner for your NDC implementation project
Learn more about our NDC Extensive Training for Airlines​ course.

IATA Trained NDC Consultant

4–day course

The comprehensive IATA Trained NDC Consultant training solution is designed to provide aviation industry consultants with in-depth expertise on the NDC standard.
Suggested for:
  • IT services consultants
  • Airline consultants
  • Transportation consultants
  • Develop project roadmaps for NDC implementation
  • Assess the impact of NDC on your client’s current IT environment
  • Support airlines creating strategies pertaining to NDC offer and order management
  • Assist airline management in preparing for an NDC programme
  • Assist the airline business, IT and procurement team with the selection of NDC vendors
  • Gain a technical understanding of the NDC architecture and message flows
Learn more about our IATA Trained NDC Consultant course.

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