IBS Software has signed a 10-year, ‘multimillion dollar’ contract with Turkish Airlines for providing software support to its cargo service.
The deal was announced in Istanbul, said Sankalp Saxena, President and Head, Aviation operations services, IBS Software.
iCargo is the flagship product of IBS for the air cargo operations.
iCargo supports requirements of airline freight business providing Web-enabled features that optimise operations, enhance profitability and provide scalability.
iCargo will power Turkish airline’s air cargo movement worldwide and replace the legacy system.
This compares well with an average of three per cent growth for the other European airlines. Under the deal, the airline sales/inventory, terminal operations/handling, ULD (unit load devices) management and revenue accounting systems will be integrated into single solution.
This single suite will improve access to real-time information and actionable intelligence for users at all levels across locations.
Over 20 global airlines have opted for iCargo to manage their mission critical cargo logistics.
They include All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Qantas, South African Airways, Lufthansa Cargo and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
iCargo will replace the TACTIC system holding the mainframe substructure in use for last 20 years, said Temel Kotil, President and Chief Executive Officer, Turkish Airlines.
Coming close on the heels of the Lufthansa deal, this is another significant step for IBS, said Sankalp Saxena.