In the airline industry today a large portion of airline flight sales are orchestrated through a small number of large Global Distribution System (GDS) intermediaries. The evolution of blockchain, however, offers a potentially new approach.
This document proposes a blockchain-based design which could provide an alternative to traditional GDS. It utilizes interoperability standards already adopted by the industry, and is designed to align to The Open Group Commercial Aviation Reference Architecture.
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Reference W204 Author(s) Srinivas Rao Chinthapandu, Eve Counihan, and Shane Mulligan Published 19 Oct 2020 Pages 22 Type White Papers Subject Commercial Aviation