Abomis Innovations Inc. can prepare “Advance Passenger Information (API) Implementation Guide” based on IATA/WCO/ICAO guidelines for each country. We will provide customers with a number of tables which include comparison of API specifications, e.g., time of submission, transformation method, and penalties, employed by different countries' border control agencies. Each Government can select desired API specifications, while remaining within IATA/WCO/ICAO standards.
Abomis is able to develop an online platform for receiving and processing API messages. The platform provides some great pre-configured reports to work with readily, but the ability to customize and build needed reports is also possible. Custom reports facilitate the passenger screening process effectively. The API-data can be stored for a desired period. We can create high quality UI/UX design, which leads to the best experience of the users.
Review of legal obligation for commercial airlines to collect and provide API-data to the border authorities of each country will be done. Based on this review, the possible gap between existing and requested legal arrangements will be revealed. Consequently, specific recommendations for promulgating the required regulations at different rule-making levels would be offered. We are ready to tailor the project in different scopes. The project could be limited to collect data from the airlines and transmit them to the related authorities, simultaneously communicate the corresponding response to the carriers. Moreover, we can offer a complete system which handles all processes related to API transmission.
Computerized passenger screening/clearance systems is essential to ensure that details of arriving passengers are received in advance of the arrival of the flight - thus allowing the Border Control Agencies adequate time to determine their response. This advance notification to the Border Control Agencies by carriers (or third parties) using electronic data inter-change (EDI), is called Advance Passenger Information (API). The aim of the Advance Passenger Information (API) program is to speed up and facilitate the border control process and make it more intelligent and effective. This will be achieved by acting at an early stage to distinguish low risk travelers from travelers associated with a greater risk of an infringement of the law. API data include the passenger's name, date of birth, gender, citizenship, and travel document data (e.g. passport number). Besides, basic flight details such as flight number, scheduled departure and arrival time, etc, should be provided by airline operators. API systems vary significantly in complexity, depending on costs, technical specifications and level of security. In this regard, there are two categories for API systems:batch-style API systems and interactive API(iAPI) systems. In a batch-style API system, an airline operator provides the requesting authoritieswith an API message in a batch-style transmission, meaning data for all passengers on a particular flight are communicated together, after the flight has closed. On the other hand, an iAPI system transmits the API message on a per-person basis to the requesting authorities using real-time communication, thereby giving national authorities the opportunity to issue a board/no-board advisory message to the airline operator. API data can be sent using the IATA Type B message format, web portal, MQ, E-mail, Fax, (S)FTP, etc.