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Spec 2000 Message Transformation

A bridge between Type B and XML


Many modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have the ability to send and receive XML messages. However, these systems cannot communicate with legacy formats such as Type B, which is the primary messaging format in the air transport industry.

SITA’s Spec 2000 Message Transformation provides users of the new ERP systems the ability to conduct e-commerce business transactions with trading partners that use legacy systems.

Spec 2000 Message Transformation Use cases
pdf - 187 kb

99.95% Type X and XML message transformation services availability

How it works

Spec 2000 Message Transformation provides real-time ‘in the cloud’ XML transformation to and from legacy Type B messages.

Because Spec 2000 Message Transformation is used in conjunction with Type X, users can exchange XML messages directly with other XML users over the SITA Type X network.


  • Integration middleware services
  • Message distribution services
  • Transformation services

Spec 2000 Message Transformation

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Your benefits

Spec 2000 Message Transformation provides access to the vast legacy Spec 2000 trading community. It requires minimal investment in technology and no special EDI knowledge. It is future-proof, as all the new Spec 2000 functionality is developed in XML.


SITA Global Services

This product is supported by SITA Global Services (SGS) which provides global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock and around the world.

Our experts proactively monitor infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems often before they impact services.

Spec 2000 Message Transformation Use cases
pdf - 187 kb

99.95% Type X and XML message transformation services availability


Skyform Online

pdf - 2.01 Mb
End-to-end managed service for simplified and fast exchange of ATA Spec 2000 supply chain messages between buyers and sellers of spare parts for commercial aircraft.

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