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Mindtree enhances SITA's flight planning system

Successful migration project significantly reduces total cost of ownership for SITA while improving accuracy of flight planning solution used by airlines worldwide

WARREN, NJ, June 20, 2011:

MindTree Limited, a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company, today announced that it has successfully completed a flight planning system migration for SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. A joint team from SITA and MindTree transferred SITA’s flight planning system from a mainframe IBM® CICS®, PL/1, FORTRAN, Assembler and VSAM-based environment to a SUN Solaris platform. This not only significantly reduced SITA’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) through reduction in maintenance, hardware and licensing costs, but also improved the performance, availability and accuracy of the flight planning solution.

"SITA is extremely pleased with the outcome of this project," said Toby Tucker, director of flight operations, SITA. "More than 170 airlines around the globe use this system to create 12,000 flight plans each day, and the collaboration between MindTree and SITA has resulted in a highly customized and stable turnkey platform that improves the performance, accuracy and availability of the system. This was accomplished in a seamless fashion as we continued to deliver a consistent quality of service to SITA’s customers during the project."

“MindTree is proud to have been chosen for this project and to deepen its relationship with SITA,” said Siva Vajjhala, vice president and head of MindTree’s Travel & Transportation industry group. “We have delivered a tailor-made solution that meets SITA’s needs and expectations, both from a business and technology point of view. The final solution is testimony to the very high degree of collaboration achieved between SITA and MindTree."

MindTree’s Travel and Transportation Industry Group delivers IT solutions to global customers that span across the air transport, car rental, travel distribution, and hospitality industry segments. The various services offered include application development and maintenance, mobile technology-enablement, legacy modernization, business intelligence and data warehousing, infrastructure management, testing, and others across a wide spectrum of technologies, solution-areas, and products.

About SITA

SITA is the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS, government and other customers over the world’s most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry. For more information, visit http://www.sita.aero/

About Mindtree

MindTree Limited is a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company with deep knowledge in specific domains. MindTree is acknowledged as the best mid-size software services company in India for its capability to build, test and deploy solutions. The Company also places significant emphasis on culture, customer centricity and corporate governance. MindTree is ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners in 2010, 13th in NASSCOM’s listing of Top IT Software and Services Exporters in India (excluding BPO). In 2009, MindTree was ranked No. 2 in Asia and declared the overall winner in India in the Asiamoney Corporate Governance Poll. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.

Visit us at www.mindtree.com. For more information, contact:

Debi Senapati
Mindtree
+91 99805 56784
Debi.senapati@mindtree.com

Jay Russo
LVA Communications
860-739-5598
jay@lva.com