Regula and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently signed a partnership agreement in a joint effort to develop solutions to improve automatic recognition and validation of travel documents. IATA will develop mobile applications using Regula Document Reader SDK to automate mass processing of ID and travel documents as part of the planned expansion of IATA’s Timatic Solutions portfolio. Automatic form filling aims to save time and help to avoid errors in collecting document data.
As per IATA industry performance statistics airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers on scheduled services in 2016, with a 7% year over year increase. Due to this increasing demand for air travel, the role of smart systems and automation in all stages of passenger journey – both in and outside of the airport – is becoming ever more important. Addressing these challenges requires integration of modern and complex solutions which make travelling across countries and continents quick and comfortable.
International Air Transport Association (IАТА) is a global industry trade association representing over 275 airlines accounting for 83% of total air traffic. Today, IATA represents, leads and serves the airline industry in such fields as organization of flights, tariff policy, technical maintenance, aviation safety management, better passenger facilitation as well as development of international standards in cooperation with ICAO.
IATA’s Timatic Solutions portfolio is used by airlines, travel agents and ground handlers to facilitate passenger document checks, and contains the most up-to-date information about requirements on passports, visas and many other travel documents, as well as customs, health requirements and recommendations, airport taxes and other border control rules and regulations for passengers travelling by air.
Regula is the leading developer and producer of expert forensic devices and software for automatic processing and authenticating identity documents. Regula provides more than 50 solutions used by law-enforcement agencies all over the world.
The solution Regula Document Reader SDK for mobile applications is used by law-enforcement agencies, as well as by airlines in booking and online check-in systems, air ticket sales agents, airline security companies and other services dealing with identity documents.