The Open Group Commercial Aviation Work Group

Commercial Aviation: Reaching Out Across the Globe to Develop Best Practices in the Sector

The aim of the Work Group is to create standards for the aviation industry in a global, vendor-neutral environment. We will achieve this by creating a better understanding of the global standards, connecting experts, and driving the adoption of a common language. Our expertise spans the research, standardization, and application of models to seize opportunities in a global scaling aviation industry. One of our first products is The Open Group Commercial Aviation Reference Architecture, a standard for the commercial aviation industry covering the following domains:


Product Flight Operations
Sales Revenue Management & Pricing
Marketing & Customer Care Network & Fleet Planning
Support Ground Operations
Maintenance Cargo


The first elements of our Reference Architecture include Business, Application, Data, and Technology Architecture descriptions for each domain and links to existing industry standards.

Who We Are

The future of flight

The need is to develop open standards, guidelines, and best practices that are internationally acceptable and solve today’s and future problems. We aim to align with existing industry accepted standards as well as other frameworks. Examples include, but are not limited to:

Making Standards Work®

Many Commercial Aviation and associated businesses are looking to operate smarter, faster, and more cost-efficiently and are looking to use best practice across their portfolio. The Commercial Aviation Work Group provides a vendor-neutral environment for the development of open standards. It utilizes the global reach of The Open Group to build awareness, recognition, and adoption.

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