International Air Transport Association (IATA) has joined forces with Raytheon Technologies subsidiary Collins Aerospace to enhance its Travel Pass digital health platform.

This travel pass allows passengers to save, share and manage verified test results and information that are now required for international travel.

Under the partnership, Collins Aerospace will use its TransAction solution to integrate IATA’s Travel Pass platform into airlines’ passenger management systems.

This will enable the data of the passengers will be shared securely between carriers and the IATA Travel Pass mobile application.

According to Collins Aerospace, TransAction is already providing services to airlines globally, assisting them to exchange passenger travel information.

Collins Aerospace redefining air travel task force head, vice president and information management services general manager LeAnn Ridgeway said: “More than half of the world’s borders have some kind of travel restriction in place, but we see the deployment of vaccinations and enhanced testing measures as positive steps toward restoring passenger confidence in airline travel.

“With the use of Collins Aerospace’s technology, Travel Pass will verify the secure flow of necessary information to give governments the confidence to reopen their borders.”

IATA operations, safety and security senior vice president Nick Careen said: “Collins has embraced the solution and is helping airlines to accelerate its adoption by providing a tool to seamlessly and securely integrate airlines’ passenger management systems with Travel Pass to enable travellers to upload their flight details into the app.”

Over 60 airlines have already enrolled for IATA’s Travel Pass system, which is live already.

Last week, the Philippines’ Clark International Airport (CRK) turned to Collins Aerospace for a suite of ARINC airport solutions to streamline passenger processing.

These solutions are expected to offer an optimised passenger experience following a projected increase in footfall after the expansion of the airport this year.