One Data Exchange Standard
|The definition and implementation of standardized business processes and interoperable IT solutions is a vital issue for the global aviation industry, especially as a way to increase revenues and reduce costs. This is not only valid within one stakeholder group (e.g., airlines), but also between different groups such as airlines and airports. These cross-company processes require Business-to-Business (B2B) integration of the partners’ varying IT solutions, and the ACI Airport Community Recommended Information Services (ACRIS) Working Group (WG) is focused on providing these solutions.|
ACRIS is based on a Recommended Practice that describes the benefits of a service-oriented approach. It is supported by additional documents, the production of which falls under the responsibility of the ACRIS WG:
- governance document;
- a service description template;
- a guideline for security measurements; and
- actual service descriptions.
|The governance is guided by the following principles:|
- Participation is voluntary. ACI Members, World Business Partners and other industry organizations such as IATA participate in the ACRIS programme.
- The intellectual property rights of all ACRIS documents belong to ACI. The material will be provided free of charge to ACI Members.
- ACI provides easy access to the ACI ACRIS documents for ACI Members and Working Group participants.
- ACRIS certification is based on a process of self-certification.
- ACRIS adheres as much as possible to existing messaging and other information exchange standards.
|The ACRIS products:|
- Standardized Web Service interfaces to support various B2B scenarios using SOAP and REST technology. EG:
- Passenger and Baggage Conformance Services
- Web Services to support A-CDM implementations
- RESTful WebService for flight information from Seamless Travel Project
- ACRIS Semantic Model
- Open API Shop (Project)
For more information contact:
Serge Yonke Nguewo
Senior Manager, Facilitation and IT