Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in Aviation/Aerospace Industry

EDI technology is used in the Aviation/Aerospace industry in order for sending and receiving of purchase order messages, invoices and other types of messages across the supply chain which comprises of Suppliers, Retailers, Manufacturers, bankers, Warehousing, Logistics & Transportation etc.

Examples of organizations using EDI in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry:-
The Boeing Company, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Airbus S.A.S., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Bombardier, Inc., BAE SYSTEMS, GE Aircraft Engines, Rolls-Royce plc, Honeywell Aerospace, Lufthansa.

Associations for EDI in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry: Indigo, The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand (AIA NZ), Air Transport Association, The AIA (Aerospace Industries Association)

Some of the popular EDI messages used in the Aviation/Aerospace Industry include:-

Order related:-
-Purchase Order messages -Invoice

Shipping related:-
-Functional Acknowledgement

Finance related:-
-Payment messages

Popular Data Formats: X12, EDIFACT, XML, Proprietary formats.

Benefits of EDI in Aviation/Aerospace Industry:
1. Reduction in inventory levels. 2. Lead times are shorter. 3. Transactions are processed at a much faster pace, thereby bottlenecks are reduced.

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