MIAMI - Air Black Box has been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as NDC Level 4 Compliant (v20.1). By achieving Level 4 certification -the highest NDC certification level - Air Black Box ensures that its airline partners can maximize new revenue opportunities using NDC capabilities.
New Distribution Capability or NDC was developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to transform the retailing of airline and travel products to leisure and business travelers. NDC helps solve legacy limitations in distributing travel inventory with enhanced product differentiation, faster time-to-market, access to comprehensive content and a more transparent shopping experience for travelers.
"The aviation sector is showing a tremendous need for technology that can support and build on airlines' existing investments in the IATA NDC standard," said Rick Howell, Chief Executive Officer of Air Black Box. "Our NDC-enabled Air Connection Engine minimizes transactional overhead, eliminates the need for a translation layer and helps airlines get the most out of their NDC investments."
Setting the Air Connection Engine apart is its ability to make participating airline inventory accessible and consumable in an NDC format, easily and quickly. It fulfills the promise of NDC for ancillary merchandising and revenue and more profitable commercial alliances among and between airlines without requiring development input from participating carriers.
For airlines and their passenger service systems (PSS), the Air Connection Engine expands and enhances their ability to distribute and sell inventory and merchandise, using traveler itinerary information across the most advanced form of interlining. With built-in support for interline baggage handling, rapid multi-carrier/multi-region/multi-currency payment and settlement options and IROPS-mitigation-as-a-Service, the re-engineered platform demonstrates NDC-enabled cross-carrier communication.