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From patrick.schouller@inria.fr Fri Jan 26 17:37:51 2001
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From: Patrick Schouller 
Subject: SITA / information & telecommunication in air transport
  industry/ looking for partners

Please find below a corporate profile of SITA:
SITA is the world's leading provider of global information and
telecommunications solutions to the air transport industry. With over 50
years experience, we offer a total service to over 730 air transport
industry members and around 18,000 customers in over 220 countries and
territories. The air transport industry expects to service over two billion
air travelers a year by 2006. Without SITA these travelers would not be
able to complete their journey. 
SITA's portfolio of value-added information technology (IT) solutions are
provided to the air transport industry over a single, seamless global voice
and data network - the largest in the world. This enables SITA to offer
fully managed end-to-end or desktop-to-desktop solutions, with global
service provision backed up with local support. SITA employs local people
with local knowledge, and its global reach, neutrality and industry
ownership are as critical to its customers as its breadth of service,
support and industry expertise. 
With a commitment to achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction
and service in the industry, SITA aims to be the first-choice partner for
the provision of the entire integrated IT and telecommunications
infrastructure for air transport organizations worldwide. It is already the
trusted partner and service provider to almost all airlines, travel and
global distribution companies ? as well as to numerous airport authorities,
aerospace and air-freight companies, and governmental organizations. Making
best use of its
experience and understanding of the industry, SITA is developing
increasingly sophisticated solutions to support and simplify every step of
a passenger's journey or a shipment of cargo ? from reservation to safe and
timely arrival. 
Aiming to grow rapidly, SITA recorded revenues over US$1.4 billion in 1999,
marking an 18% growth rate. Its solutions, whether managed or outsourced,
cover the network, applications and desktop, and are based around two main
areas of business: application services and a range of customer
infrastructure and desktop services. E-commerce and e-business
applications, along with Application Service Provision (ASP) are areas of
strong focus and are fully integrated with SITA's desktop and network
infrastructure solutions. Its solutions include: 

E-business, ASP and IP services

SITA is taking a leading role in transforming e-business within the air
transport industry. It has an independent Application Service Provider
(ASP) venture with SAP, and is also the majority owner of Aerospan.com, the
comprehensive, neutral, e-marketplace to enable the global air transport
industry to plan, source, buy, sell and collaborate online. These ventures
form a major part of SITA's e-business capability to help customers reduce
costs, improve efficiency, automate transactions and take benefit of web-based
solutions. These are complementary to SITA's digital certification service
and portal, sponsored by Airbus, for the distribution of technical
documentation, called IDIS (Interactive Distributed Information and
Support). They are fully integrated with its wide range of IP enabled
applications and infrastructure solutions and value-added services,
including a growing portfolio of managed security services and web-hosting
IP and network infrastructure

SITA's innovative Internet Protocol (IP) solutions are designed to meet the
air transport industry's requirements for security and performance, and
with IP availability in over 190 countries, its capabilities are unmatched.
SITA is leading the migration to network computing and IP solutions for
global high-speed and Internet-related services have been signed with
customers across the world, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific and
KLM. It also supports a full portfolio of managed network services and
offers a growing range of emerging technologies including integrated voice
and data over IP; wireless; mobile; security; customer information and
service management solutions. 
Over 100 major international airlines, the leading aerospace companies and
several airports use SITA's Internet technology solutions, ranging from
Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions for private corporate Intranets, to
AeroNet its industry extranet, and global Internet access services. 
Very Best Regards 
Ch@rles de Couessin 
Director Busines Development 
Phone +41 22 747 66 69 
Cellular +41 79 615 54 93 

Ministère de l'Economie, des Finances et de l'Industrie
Secrétariat d'Etat à l'Industrie
Direction générale de l'Industrie, des Technologies de l'Information et de la
Service des Technologies et de la Société de l'Information
Sous Direction des Programmes et de la Prospective
le BERVIL - 12 rue Villiot  - 75572 PARIS CEDEX 12
Téléphone : 01 53 44 94 25 - Télécopie 01 53 44 98 51