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Mindtree provides CUPPS certification services to ARINC Inc

December 08, 2009 - Bangalore, India

MindTree's independent compliance testing service enables ARINC to achieve CUPPS certification of its vMUSETM passenger processing system

MindTree Ltd., a global IT Solutions Company, today announced that it has provided CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing Systems) certification services to ARINC Incorporated, helping the company qualify its vMUSETM passenger processing system. As one of the few companies in the world with the distinction of being a CUPPS Compliance Testing Entity (CTE), MindTree engaged with ARINC to conduct rigorous testing of vMUSE, to validate compliance with the CUPPS Technical Specification.

"The new CUPPS standard brings tremendous value to airline passenger check-in platforms, driven by industry collaboration, and a well-defined universal standard," said ARINC Vice President Keith Margerison. "As the industry transitions to this new passenger processing system, CTEs such as MindTree play an integral role in ensuring that vendors comply with the CUPPS specification so that the airlines can achieve widespread interoperability and application portability across different platforms for cost savings."

As a CTE, MindTree assists CUPPS platform vendors in certifying their products, while also providing validation services to the airline and airport applications that use those platforms. In addition, MindTree helps airlines switch their IT applications from CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) to the CUPPS standard.

"CUPPS is poised to change the way airlines and customers interact, and MindTree is proud to be a pioneer, working with early adopters such as ARINC to advance the standard," said MindTree Vice President and Head of Travel and Transportation Industry Group, Siva Vajjhala. "As market adoption of CUPPS continues to ramp up, MindTree is able to provide airlines, airports and platform vendors an experienced CTE with deep air transport domain expertise. We are able to leverage our domain knowledge in general to fulfill our air transport customers' various IT needs."

MindTree Vice President and Co- Head of Testing Business Unit, Ananda Rao Ladi said, "We are delighted to be a part of the check-in platform of the future as ARINC's independent testing partner. Testing such an innovative application is challenging, but MindTree's independent focus on testing, domain expertise, and quality culture helped ARINC provide a reliable and predictable platform."

MindTree's Travel and Transportation Industry Group delivers IT solutions to global customers that span across 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.

MindTree's Testing Business Unit offers a comprehensive suite of independent testing solutions ranging from test consulting, test COE, functional testing, test automation and specialized testing services such as performance, security, compliance, and globalization testing. The 2,000-plus strong business unit works with a singular focus of delivering predictable quality through independent testing.

About ARINC Incorporated

ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, visit the web site at

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About Mindtree

MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions company specializing in IT Services, Independent Testing, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Knowledge Services and Product Engineering, which comprises of R&D Services, Software Product Engineering and Wireless Products. MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our customers to succeed in their business goals.

MindTree was ranked 45th among the leaders in The 2009 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer. MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree is the winner of the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in India in 2007-08. The Company is publicly listed in India. Please visit us at

For more information, contact:

Ashwini Rajeswara
MindTree Limited

Jay Russo
LVA Communications