Indian IT firm to train Emirates crew

By siliconindia staff writer   |   Tuesday, 16 December 2003, 08:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: The Gulf-based carrier Emirates has chosen Indian IT company Sankhya to supply a comprehensive training management system for its flight crew, reports a business daily in India.

The multi-million dollar deal was signed in Dubai by Dermot Mannion, Emirates’ president group support services, and Sridhar Nadupalli, managing director of Sankhya.

Mannion said, "With Emirates' ambitious expansion underway, our requirement for highly-qualified pilots has accelerated. It's a challenge that this new system will help us meet by improving flight crew training efficiency. The end result is to make it easier for us to deliver the planned network growth and be there for our customers on schedule."

Sankhya engineers will develop the software for the system for flight training management, curriculum development, scheduling, grading and maintenance of records.

In addition, the system will use a resource optimisation engine, developed exclusively for Emirates, which will also provide comprehensive planning for short and long-term training and rapid 'Day of Ops' schedule disruption resolution.

Nadupalli said, "This system is our most ambitious project to date. We already supply software systems to Emirates and we certain that this contract will prove mutually beneficial and strengthen our relationship."

The selection process for the contract took 3 years and involved some 20 international IT companies.

(Source: Economic Times)

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