Industry Common Standards


Aviation Information Data Exchange (AIDX) 501A07 RP allows flight information to flow smoothly among partners in an efficient, standardized way, easy to be sent, received and processed. This RP was officially approved by the ACI Board in April 2009, being the 2 and ATA/IATA/ ACI joint Recommended Practice.


The Common Use Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS) 500A07 RP, approved by the ACI Board in Buenos Aires, November 2007, was the 1st joint RP approved by ATA, IATA and ACI, in a coordinated effort to make possible a true interoperable standard for agent-face terminal equipment. Please check for more information.

AIRM (ATM Information Reference Model)

The modernisation of the European Air Traffic Management (ATM) network is based on System Wide Information Management (SWIM) enabling interoperable information exchange. The ATM Information Reference Model (AIRM) is referred to in the context of European initial SWIM standardisation (iSWIM).

ATM related information is exchanged using information services between service providers and service consumers. For semantic interoperability reasons, the information needs to be clearly and uniquely defined, well understood and its meaning preserved as it travels through the European ATM network. This is where the AIRM plays a key role as a unifying SWIM standard. More info on the AIRM website.


Baggage is one of the key customer satisfaction elements for airlines. A failure to deliver the passengers’ baggage will result in the memories of the nice inflight product and good service in the air being forgotten very quickly.

Baggage tracking is a key way that our industry can continue to drive down costs and improve service at a fundamental level. It is also central to having a capability where airlines can obtain the information needed for passengers when their bags are mishandled regardless of which carriers were involved in the carriage of the bag.

End-to-end baggage tracking: