ARINC and SITA released a detailed set of standards and specifications last week that the companies say will "enable the adoption of efficient, XML-based business-to-business messaging" for airlines. The standards define a new messaging approach, Type X, that makes use of XML and Web Services technology to complement existing industry Type B messaging. "The standards and specifications ratified this week represent more than a year of development by a blue-ribbon industry work group including ...

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