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IBS expands in India, signs deal with Jet Airways

IBS expands in India, signs deal with Jet Airways
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First Published: Wed, Feb 20 2008. 03 06 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 20 2008. 03 06 PM IST
Bangalore: IBS Software, leading provider of IT solutions to the global, travel, transportation and logistics industry, on Wednesday announced signing of deal with Jet Airways to provide IT solution for its crew management.
The solution, Avient Crew, will help Jet Airways scale up to manage the increasing complexity of its crew operations. It will improve crew productivity through pairing and rostering optimisation and reduce disruptions due to absence of crew, said V K Mathews, chairman and chief executive officer, IBS.
Jet Airways has become the first Indian customer for IBS, whose current clientele outside the country include, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, South African Airways.
IBS also announced the inauguration of its 12th global centre at Bangalore. “The centre will be our third in India following the two at Trivandrum and Cochin”, he said.
The company plans to expand to become a Rs 1000 crore company by 2010.It also plans to set up its own campuses at Cochin and Kozhikode and another development centre at Chennai. “IBS is also looking at acquisitions in the coming months to build on domain expertise”, said Peter Cefal, IBS’ executive vice president and Head, Global Sales and Marketing
“We are in talks with other airlines and airports in India. We are also in discussion with Jet Airways for implementing our other product range”, he said.
IBS owns intellectual property rights to 15 software products in areas of airline passenger services, airline and airport operations, airline cargo and logistics, oil and gas logistics, travel and cruise management and ocean transport.
IBS curently operates five developmental centres and 11 business offices and has made three acquisitions, Avient Technologies, Top Air and Discovery Travel System.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 20 2008. 03 06 PM IST