EDS Implements New Flight Planning System for Brussels Airlines



    PLANO, Texas and ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 20 /CNW/ -- EDS today
announced the successful implementation of a new flight planning and slot
management system for Brussels Airlines, a leading Belgian airline.
    In March 2007, SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express merged to become
Brussels Airlines. Immediately thereafter they decided to consolidate flight
operations and migrate the combined fleet onto one single flight planning and
slot management system. After a thorough market evaluation and benchmark
comparisons, Brussels Airlines selected EDS Flight Planning with the slot
management module as their future flight planning system.
    "We have an existing and excellent business relationship with EDS," said
Thibault Demoulin, vice president Brussels Airlines Flight Operations. "EDS
has a proven and professional support organization and acceptable price and
value ratio -- which are the criteria we used when awarding our flight
planning operations to EDS."
    "Brussels Airlines values flexibility, punctuality, reliability,
excellent service and guaranteed low cost fares," said Pierre Klatt, leader of
EDS' EMEA Transportation industry group. "By using EDS Flight Planning
Services, Brussels Airlines will increase aircraft utilization and
productivity, decrease operating costs, and minimize fuel consumption."
    "This implementation is a milestone for EDS, as we continue to grow our
global footprint in the air services segment," said Eric Harte, global leader
of EDS Air Services industry group. "EDS is constantly looking for new and
innovative ways to bring world-class technology solutions and infrastructure
to help airlines and transportation customers sustain competitive advantage in
a tightly constrained market."
    EDS Flight Planning Services is an easy, cost-effective way to calculate
and optimize an aircraft's route, speed, fuel and flight plan. The advanced,
comprehensive system calculates the operational flight plan at the touch of a
finger, taking into consideration weather and navigational data, airport
restrictions and many other influences.
    EDS has more than 20 years of flight planning experience and is the
world's leading airline IT services provider.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at http://www.eds.com.
    
    About Brussels Airlines
    
    Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline group that's at the forefront of
a new era in aviation, and offers the widest choice of flights to and from the
capital of Europe. On its European routes, Brussels Airlines offers a low cost
product, which guarantees the lowest fare, as well as an ultra-flexible
product, which offers time-saving and comfort at reasonable prices. Between
them, the company's 2.800 employees are responsible for some 300 punctual
flights every day to more than 50 premium European airports. Brussels Airlines
also offers long-haul networks of 13 African destinations, 3 American
destinations, the United Arab Emirates, and China.

    
    CONTACTS:
    Blake Hull - EDS US            Mark Saxer - EDS Zurich
    972-605-5063                   +41 43 813 5201
    blake.hull@eds.com             mark.saxer-eds@eds.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Blake Hull of EDS US, +1-972-605-5063, 
blake.hull@eds.com, or Mark Saxer of EDS Zurich, +41 43 813 5201, 
mark.saxer-eds@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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