There are attempts by organizations and industry research groups to highlight the need for common information standards within air carriers. Each of these targets the air carriers themselves, and yet often misses the concept of industry wide standards in which information should flow more seamlessly. In a v ariety of aeronautics support groups, common data standards are espoused but often overlooked. In today’s information rich environment, industry data standards have become essential. Common terminology, data standards and cross-functional information libraries are required in order to catalogue, analyze and prepare flight operations information systems for the future.