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Architecture and Technology Strategy Board

The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board is responsible for interoperability and quality of Data Exchange Standards published under the authority of the Conference; and acts as an architecture and technology strategy advisor to other Standards Boards and to the Steering Group. 

The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board manages the methodology for documenting business requirements, and developing and generating Data Exchange Standards. The Architecture and Technology Strategy Board also oversees the maintenance of the Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM); and maintains standards and best practices necessary for consistent and interoperable implementation of Data Exchange Standards and related technologies across multiple business areas supported by the Conference. The functions of the Architecture and Technology Strategy Board are detailed in Paragraph 5.2. 

Groups under the ATS Board:

  • Change Management & Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) Integration Group
  • Methodology Group
  • Technology Architecture Group
  • Open Air Group
  • Accessing PNRs Group
  • EDIFACT Group

Change Management Methodology Technology Open Air PNRs EDIFACT

Change Management & AIDM Integration Group

  • Oversees the maintenance of an integrated Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) intended as a central repository to store business requirements, data and message models; and generate all data exchange specifications including messaging standards as well as developmental (alpha release) and candidate (beta release) messaging standards.
  • Responsible for reviewing all proposals for integration of proposed changes into a new release of the AIDM. 
  • Liaises with other groups under any Conference, and Industry Committees as required.
  • Maintains a work plan and report regularly to ATSB.


To view and/or participate in the activities under the Change Management & AIDM Integration Group, please access the SSW site.

Membership of the Architecture and Technology Strategy Board (ATSB)

The following representatives have been elected to serve on the ATS Board for a two year period:

Air China Yufei Zhang Manager - Application Control
Air France Nicolas ForguesDirector Architecture
American Airlines Joseph Alummoottil Manager, IT Applications, IT Sales & Direct Connect
British AirwaysAndrew Webster
Digital Business Transformation Manager-Shop Order Pay
China Airlines Shih-Ming LuVP of Information Management Division
China Eastern Airlines Bo Wu General Manager of Commercial Development Dept, Commercial Committee
Delta Air Lines Jeremy Schneider
Managing Director, IT
Emirates Airline
Hahn Air Lines
Christopher Allison
Manager NDC
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Eelco Folkertsma
Business Enterprise Architect Passenger Operations
LATAM Airlines
Thorsten Von Reth
Vice-President Processes & Commercial Systems
LOT Polish Airlines
Jakub Żmuda
IT Director
Qatar Airways
Shiju Thomas
​VP Information Services
Singapore Airlines
Lionel Siau
Senior Manager Application Services (Revenue & Planning)
Swiss International
Didier Arnold
Head of Group & Hub Architecture
Turkish Airlines
Ismail Ozgur Baykal
Project Manager
United Airlines
Soumit Nandi
Managing Director - Customer Technology Platforms
Virgin Australia
Cameron Stone
Group Chief Information Officer
​IATA Secretary
​Matthew McKinley
​Senior Manager, Technology Standards

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