V K Mathews, Executive Chairman, IBS Group and Rick Elieson, President, American Airlines Cargo signing the deal
V K Mathews, Executive Chairman, IBS Group and Rick Elieson, President, American Airlines Cargo signing the deal

American Airlines Cargo modernizing technology for the future

05 February 2018, Fort Worth, Texas: American Airlines Cargo today announced they will implement a next generation cargo management system. The new platform will transform the company’s technology across the entire American Airlines Cargo footprint.

This is the Cargo organization’s largest investment to date - one that will position the company for future growth. The technology solution will significantly enhance the customer experience so American and its customers can grow faster together. Plus, it will bring exciting advancements to American’s team members, modernizing processes and systems globally.

American selected IBS Software, a leading IT solutions provider in the global aviation industry, to implement the cargo management system, iCargo. With the implementation of iCargo, American will migrate to a web-based, fully integrated technology platform connecting all of its critical business functions. Together, American and IBS are designing a multi-year, phased implementation and rollout strategy, which ensures the new technology and processes are brought into the business in a seamless manner. The carrier is committed to taking an iterative approach to this implementation to ensure day-to-day business functions run smoothly during the transition, minimizing the impact go-live will have on partners and customers. The result will be new technology and streamlined processes that give American the agility necessary to stay at the forefront of the industry.

“We will continue to push the boundaries to deliver an industry-leading experience,” said Rick Elieson, President, American Airlines Cargo. “We are focused on modernizing processes for our team, and increasing transparency and flexibility for our customers. The rapidly changing cargo landscape demands that we invest in the best of tools, so that our team can focus on doing what they do best—delivering an exceptional customer experience.”

“iCargo has, over the years, recorded remarkable traction in the market to emerge as the most definitive cargo management solution in the air transportation industry,” added VK Mathews, Executive Chairman, IBS Group. “The iCargo footprint is now truly global and having American among our growing list of customers is indeed a strategic milestone for IBS. The engagement, I am sure, will herald the beginning of a long and productive business relationship.”

About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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