ARINC Electronic Borders

Advanced Passenger Information for Border Control Agencies and Airlines

Quick Facts

  • Low-cost, seamless passenger information system
  • Universal application for disparate BCAs and airlines
  • Single-user interface
  • Fast, easy implementation
  • Highly secure, industry-standard AviNet network
  • Messaging for country of origin and destination


ARINC Case Study About the Use of Electronic Borders for Aviation Security in South Korea

Did you Know

Electronic Borders is designed to fulfill the requirements of IATA’s Simplified Passenger Travel initiative.

In response to a great need for the efficient, reliable, highly secure communication of Advanced Passenger Information (API) among Border Control Agencies (BCAs) and airlines, ARINC is offering the quick and easy implementation of Electronic Borders—a common-language application that translates messages from disparate agencies and systems around the world.

Electronic Borders allows passenger information to be examined long before check-in—helping to optimize efficiency and passenger flow as critical new security requirements are instituted. By using ICAO-defined machine readable zones (MRZs) on passports, information is stored and processed electronically, and data is then translated into required BCA formats.

No new system development, or even the modification of existing systems, is necessary. Our global AviNet network provides the ultimate solution. With the infrastructure already in place, Electronic Borders is configured to be as cost-effective as possible. ARINC understands the urgency across the industry to reduce operating costs and avoid adding any significant investments to already strained budgets.

Economical and versatile, the private, highly secure AviNet global communications network was designed for handling critical, sensitive information. Our network availability—99.999%—is a proven industry standard around the world.

With Electronic Borders, API can easily be sent to the country of origin and/or destination, allowing seamless communications between airlines and BCAs—efficiently and reliably.