Iberia selects IBS fleet management system

Trivandrum, 20 Dec, 2006: IBS, through its subsidiary company, Avient Solutions Limited, UK,has signed a contract with EDS to supply the Avient Fleet Management System to Iberia. This willhelp Iberia replace a number of legacy systems with one new integrated system. EDS is acting asthe prime contract vendor for Iberia.

According to V K Mathews, Chairman & Managing Director, IBS Group, “A key feature ofAvient Fleet Management is that it can effortlessly integrate with existing systems. At Iberia, itwill support the operation of about 240 aircraft, 1000 flights per day and up to 300 concurrentusers across multiple bases. Following our successes in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the MiddleEast, with this, IBS enters Europe as a preferred vendor for flight operation solutions for fullservice airlines.”

Philip Hinton, Chief Operating Officer, IBS Europe said, “We are very excited at winningthis contract for Iberia. It followed a lengthy evaluation process during which we were able toquickly install an initial version of the system in the real-time Iberia environment. This enabledIberia to recognise the benefits that the system would have on their operational effectiveness.”Fleet maintenance, assignment, control and recovery are costly and time consuming processeswhich demand careful planning and execution. As part of the Avient Velocity suite of products,Avient Fleet Management System has a combination of advanced features, robust architectureand a flexible, customer-focused approach to meeting specific business and schedulerequirements. It also incorporates an advanced set of operational planning, control andmaintenance management tools to help airlines reduce costs due to delays and cancellations.

About Iberia

Iberia, an international air transport group that has been in the business since 1927, servesaround a hundred destinations, while reaching more than 80 additional ones through codesharingarrangements with other airlines. Its main line of business is transport of passengers andfreight but also handles aircraft maintenance of its own fleet as well as of other companiesincluding leading European airlines. Iberia is also into aircraft and passenger handling services inall Spanish airports, where it serves more than 250 carriers.