Delivering Information Systems
Professor Dr ML Singla
Submitted by Group 4
Information Technology in Indian Aviation
CONTENTS The Role of IT in Aviation - A Global Perspective Aviation IT Infrastructure in India
IT â A Critical Business Component for the Future
The Role of IT in Aviation - A Global Perspective
Introduction Technology has been linked to the aviation industry ever since the first flight-as a key enabler for
communications, business innovation and even business models. For example, in the 1940s, there
were no international telecommunications networks in many parts of the world, so airlines set up
their own private High Frequency radio networks. In the 1950s, the air transport industry began
using teletypes to handle messages using an international standard code (Type B). And in the 1960s,
the industry introduced the first fullyâautomated reservation system, along with a core high/medium
speed computerised switching centre, which would form the backbone of the new SITA network.
This set the stage for the worldwide integration of computers and telecommunications into the air
transport industry-and laid the groundwork for the essential role that information technology (IT)
continues to play in the industry today.
A powerful force for change, innovation and growth With the introduction of affordable, portable personal computers and the widespread adoption of
the Internet, IT has ushered in a new information age in aviation. And it continues to serve as a
powerful force for change, innovation and growth.
For example, through technology such as flight operations solutions, which can help airlines plan
flights, manage crews, and access realâtime weather information-as well as solutions like aircraft
emissions manager, which addresses compliance with emissions trading schemes- IT can help the
Air Transport Industry (ATI) adapt to today's constantly changing environment. This includes
everything from economic...