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Fast Travel programme nearing its target

Fast Travel programme nearing its target

As part of the ongoing Simplifying the Business (StB) initiative, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Fast Travel programme is rapidly progressing, attracting global support from airlines, airports and passengers alike. Ryan Ghee spoke to Stephan Copart, project manager, Fast Travel – IATA.

First CUPPS compliance certification achieved

First CUPPS compliance certification achieved

The first CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing System) certification has been achieved. In August, SITA became the first platform provider to achieve compliance certification and to successfully complete its CUPPS Pilot Program. Ross Falconer reports.

Innovative airport solutions

Innovative airport solutions

Ultra Electronics Airport Systems has announced the launch of its latest operational solution. UltraConnect is the company’s new global aviation messaging solution, which is able to provide reliable routing of all airline message types with particular focus at this stage on IATA RP17545 BSMs (Baggage Service Messages). The solution is already in use at one […]


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Streamlining airline handling operations

Streamlining airline handling operations

All Nippon Airways has chosen Damarel to supply the latest version of its full DCS back up system. The solution provide a real-time transfer of passenger and flight information between an airline’s own DCS and Damarel’s Local DCS, ensuring the best possible continuation of service and on-time performance.

CUPPS: The platform of the future

CUPPS: The platform of the future

The CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing System) initiative is currently in its pilot phase, which is divided into four segments: the technical trials (currently ongoing), the compliance trials, the specification update, and the specification release. Ross Falconer reports on progress and the next steps.

The BCBP vision

The BCBP vision

All airlines must be Bar Coded Boarding Pass (BCBP) capable by the end of 2008, and by the end of 2010 all boarding passes must be BCBP. When the 2010 deadline is reached, BCBP usage will result in an annual $800 million saving to airlines. Ross Falconer spoke with Eric Leopold, Project Manager, BCBP, IATA, […]

Fasttrack Travel

Fasttrack Travel

IATA has announced a string of airport trials, which will give passengers new ways to check-in. With an emphasis on baggage self-tagging, mobile check-in and common use kiosks, the ‘fast travel’ initiative is expected to benefit both the industry and passengers. Louise Driscoll reports.

CUPPS entering ‘live’ operational testing

CUPPS entering ‘live’ operational testing

The CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing Systems) initiative is moving into a very important stage, in which it will be fully tested in ‘live’ operation. The airports confirmed to participate in the trial are Las Vegas McCarran with ARINC the vendor partner, Orlando (SITA), Sacramento (Air IT), Dublin (RESA) and Brussels (Ultra Electronics). Lufthansa, SAS […]

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