Etihad Airways signed deal worth 700 million US dollars with IBM

Oct 14, 2015 14:18 IST

Etihad Airways and IBM on 13 October 2015 announced an information technology deal worth 700 million US dollars for over 10 years. The deal aims at improving the airline’s operations and security.

The deal incorporates analytics of customer data and the development of technology that can forecast weather patterns to better manage the airline’s flights at its Abu Dhabi centre.

As per the terms of agreement, about 100 Etihad staff will move to IBM, where they will help in developing and building a new data centre in Abu Dhabi.

The deal also includes IBM's mobile solutions, developed under the Apple-IBM alliance.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways was founded in 2003 by Royal (Amiri) Decree issued by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. At present, it is the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates.

The flag carrier has its head office in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi.

James Hogan is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Etihad Airways.

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