With the initial release of the Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM), and with an increasing number of airline industry standardization workgroups leveraging and adding to the data model, a training consortium of Sparx Systems’ Training Partners will support the data model with a global training program designed specifically for the airline industry. The content of the training program has been selected based on input from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and will focus on ensuring participants gain sound practical skills in how to use Sparx Systems’ Enterprise Architect to work with the AIDM.

IATA’s Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) is a common point of reference to store:

  • industry-agreed vocabulary
  • data definitions and their relationships
  • logical and XML Message Schema models
  • related business requirements such as processes and use cases

The AIDM project was launched to upgrade the industry’s capability to develop and maintain a vital component of the industry - the messaging standards. The AIDM is governed by the IATA Passenger Services Conference, which oversees data exchange standards in a wide area of airline commercial and operational activities.