EDS to Provide Flight Planning Solution to Mexicana Airlines



    PLANO, Texas and MEXICO CITY, Sept. 12 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced it
was awarded an information technology (IT) services contract to provide the
EDS Flight Planning solution for Mexicana de Aviacion (Mexicana Airlines), a
leading air transportation company between Mexico and the United States.
Financial details were not disclosed.
    The EDS Flight Planning solution represents a cost-effective way to
calculate and optimize operational flight plans in terms of finding the most
economical route, from both fuel and cost perspectives. The EDS Flight
Planning solution will allow Mexicana and its low cost airline, Click
Mexicana, to increase productivity with an easy-to-use, Web-based graphical
interface that assists dispatchers in making the right business decisions as
they monitor air traffic. This is done by an Automatic Flight Planning (AFP)
model that supports the flight plan calculation by the automatic determination
and suitability check of operational hours, weather and infrastructure status
of an airport.
    By using the EDS Flight Planning solution, Mexicana and Click Mexicana
can calculate the most economical operational flight plans for its combined
fleet of 77 aircrafts, allowing the airline to automatically consider route
restrictions, alternative routes and best routes, which reduces the airline's
operations cost.
    "EDS' commitment to implement this new flight planning system within an
ambitious period of time, and their proven global air transportation delivery
capability, supported us in making the decision to continue the successful and
long-standing business relationship with EDS," Santiago Ontanon, Mexicana
Airlines CIO said. "Through the effective use of EDS Flight Planning solution
and its capability of automating dispatch processes, Mexicana and Click
Mexicana will be able to achieve its business objectives to reduce fuel
consumption and increase staff productivity, further contributing to the
Mexicana Group becoming the leading holding company of major airlines in
Mexico and Latin America."
    "EDS is thrilled Mexicana decided to continue our long-standing
relationship by selecting our new EDS Flight Planning solution," Antonio
Guerrero, general manager of EDS Mexico said. "Mexicana was looking for a
solution that provided substantial fuel savings and dispatcher productivity,
and we are pleased that they recognized this in our offering. This
implementation demonstrates that EDS is a significant competitor in the Flight
Planning & Operations environment."
    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 Mexicana de Aviacion

    Mexicana de Aviacion began its operations 86 years ago and it is
therefore the airline with the fourth longest tradition in the world.
Currently, it is the airline with the most extensive international coverage
from Mexico and the leading transportation company between Mexico and the
United States. From its operation hub in Mexico City International Airport,
Mexicana flies to around 50 destinations in North, Central, and South America
and the Caribbean. Its code share agreements with leading international
airlines, represents a great benefit for its passengers with the accumulation
and redemption of miles, access to its executive lounges, a range of
connection possibilities and coordinated schedules with an extensive route
network that covers a large portion of the world. Having the most modern fleet
in the world has allowed it to maintain one of the highest on time performance
levels, and enabled it to reach the highest utilization rate of its Airbus
fleet, with an average daily operation of 12:52 hours. Mexicana has the best
maintenance base in Latin America. And for the second consecutive time it's
been recognized with the World Travel Awards 2006 as the best Business Class
in Mexico and Latin America, in addition to receiving the award as the leading
airline for ninth consecutive years in the same region. On July 1st, 2005,
Mexicana launched its low-cost airline, Click Mexicana, which offers the most
competitive fares. Click serves 26 domestic routes and its fleet is comprised
of 17 Fokker 100 aircraft with state-of-the-art equipment with the most
advanced technology available in the industry. For more information visit:
http://www.mexicana.com and http://www.clickmx.com




For further information:

For further information: Blake Hull of EDS U.S., (972) 605-5063,
blake.hull@eds.com, or Yhone Esponda of EDS Mexico, (972) 123-4567,
yhone.esponda@eds.com; Web Site: http://www.eds.com, http://www.mexicana.com,
http://www.clickmx.com

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