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Lufthansa selects IBS for new iCargo solution

Posted on Nov 22, 09:33PM | UNI

Leading IT solutions provider to the global aviation industry, IBS Software, has signed a contract worth Rs 700 crore with Lufthansa Cargo AG (LCAG) for the implementation of iCargo solution.

The solution will manage the airlines' entire air cargo movement worldwide, IBS Chairman V K Mathews and LCAG Vice President (IM) Dr Roland Schutz told a press conference here today.

IBS was selected from among 400 solution providers after an intense selection process that commenced 18 months ago.

The contract is one of the largest IT system deals by Lufthansa Group. IBS' new generation iCargo system will replace the legacy Unisys based MOSAIK application which Lufthansa used for the past 30 years, Dr Roland Schutz said.

Once implemented, iCargo will have a user base of over 4,000 staff members and interface seamlessly with a host of other system applications within the IT landscape of the airline.

Lufthansa Systems will provide comprehensive consulting services during and after the implementation phase.

The provider will also host the solution at its own data center in Kelsterbach near Frankfurt and will ensure compatibility with the remaining IT landscape of Lufthansa Cargo, he said.

IBM is in charge of the system integration. iCargo will manage the key business functions of the airline, he said.

Dr said the solution would help manage the increasing volumes of cargo movement requirements of freighters, ground handling agents as well as airports.