Airport IT - Documentation
The Airport IT Trends Survey: Executive Summary 2012
ACI Proof of Concept Official Article
ACI ACRIS Recommended Practice (Version 1.0)
2009 ACI Recommended Practices and Policy Handbook (7th Edition)
This is your source of basic guidelines for airport operators. Section 4 in this best industry handbook gives guidance on Airport Automation and E-business. Topics covered include: communications infrastructure, common use systems, cargo automation, FIDS, MRTDs, API, RFID, biometric identification, baggage automation, EDI, electronic ticketing, kiosks, security systems, websites, e-business.
Common User Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS)
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 www.cupps.aero for more information.
Download CUPPS RP Document
Aviation Information Data Exchange (AIDX)
In terms of data exchange, and as part of the same joint approach under CUPPS, ACI has worked intensely in the development of the Aviation Information Data Exchange (AIDX) 501A07 RP, which 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 nd ATA/IATA/ ACI joint RP.
Download AIDX RP Document
Download AIDX XML 8.2 Schemas
Passenger Information Data Exchange (PADEX)
Dealing with Passenger Information Data Exchange (PADEX), a specific group was created under the IT Committee to search the opportunities in this subject and to work together with partners towards common solutions. As a result, a protocol to read the Bar Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP) information and use it as an efficient identifier through the passenger’s journey at the airport has been recently developed, and it is ready to be deployed. The related XML schemas will be available in the IATA 9.1 XML release very soon.
Download BCBP XML Business Requirements Document
Simplifying Passenger Travel Programme
The Simplifying Passenger Travel Interest Group (SPTIG), of which ACI is a founding member, as released the Ideal Process Flow (IPF) for the travel of passengers through an airport. ICAO standard biometrics are to be used as the core of the passenger identification process in the IPF and are, in the future, to be implemented at all airports.
Download SPT Ideal Process Flow v2.0
Airport IT Trends Survey
ACI, SITA and Airline Business Magazine have conducted the Airport IT Trends Survey of the ACI Airport membership which examins the question of IT spending and investment over the year.
Download Highlights 2008 Survey
Download Highlights 2007 Survey
ACI Biometrics Position Paper
ACI's position paper for airports on the application, development and implementation of biometrics at airports.
Download ACI Biometrics Position Paper