SmartBear Webinar with International Air Transport Association Tackles API Standardization and Design

Speakers discuss how API standardization is enabling innovation in the airline industry on Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Somerville — October 23, 2020 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, is hosting the live webinar, “IATA Open Air: How API Standardization Enables Innovation in the Airline Industry,” on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Speakers are Peter Sun, API Architect at International Air Transport Association (IATA), Matt McKinley, Senior Manager Technology Standards at IATA, and Joseph Joyce, API Solutions Engineer at SmartBear. They are discussing best practices for scaling API design and standardization across the industry. IATA represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic.

WHAT:  Live SmartBear Webinar, “IATA Open Air: How API Standardization Enables Innovation in the Airline Industry” with speakers from IATA

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00 p.m. GMT / 9:00 a.m. EDT - Thursday, October 29, 2020, 11:00 a.m. AEST (APAC)


The necessity of surviving during the economic upheaval of a global pandemic is fueling innovation in the airline industry. A new age of aviation is being built on digital technology and APIs to improve data sharing, reduce costs, and optimize revenue for carriers. 

API standards are the key to the success of any digital initiative, enabling interoperability between independent parties. The industry trade association responsible for developing the global standards for airlines is utilizing SwaggerHub, the industry-leading API design and documentation platform, to help bring these best practices to life.

This webinar explores how IATA’s Open Air initiative allows the industry to open up its digital capabilities for innovation, Open Air standard as the common technical approach to describing API definitions, and includes a live API design demonstration with SwaggerHub and IATA.

Thousands of teams use SwaggerHub to bring high quality applications to market faster, including more than 100,000 API practitioners in more than 40,000 organizations and 200,000 API projects.

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