WASHINGTON & SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 9, 2006–Sabre
Airline Solutions, the leading provider of software and services to
the airline industry from planning to execution, today announced that
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen the Sabre
Streamline Resource Management Suite to automate the scheduling of
U.S. air traffic controllers. The contract award has an initial value
of just under $200,000 and a potential total award value of $20
million over the term of the agreement. The contract is slated to
begin with a pilot demonstration program in Kansas City this summer.
The Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite enables the FAA to
create air traffic controller shift schedules and rosters and improve
administrative staff utilization. There are approximately 15,000 air
traffic controllers across the U.S. who will be scheduled using the
Streamline suite upon full implementation.
The Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite will also enable
the FAA to meet the stated mission of the FAA’s 10-Year Strategy for
the Air Traffic Controller Workforce — “meeting the needs of the
system, staffing the right number of controllers in the right place at
the right time.”
“We are committed to helping the FAA succeed in its mission with
our cutting edge scheduling technology,” said Bruce Charendoff, senior
vice president for government and external affairs, Sabre Holdings.
“We are very pleased that the FAA has chosen the Sabre Streamline
The contract builds on previous agreements between the U.S.
government and Sabre Airline Solutions. Since 2002, the Transportation
Security Administration has been using the Streamline suite to assist
in the scheduling of passenger and baggage screening operations at the
nation’s airports. Additionally, the Federal Air Marshal Service uses
the Sabre AirCrews Crew Management suite and Sabre Qik product to plan
and manage its operational resources.
“This award marks another milestone in the growing government
sales presence of Sabre Holdings,” said Charendoff. “Sabre is
developing solutions that help government agencies improve efficiency
and save taxpayer dollars.”
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, provides
resource management solutions to airport-based government agencies and
is the world’s largest provider of products to help airlines, ground
service companies, and government agencies market, sell, service and
operate from planning to execution.
More than 200 airlines use its broad portfolio of decision-support
tools to increase revenues and improve operations. More than 100
airlines rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management
solutions, while a similar number have turned to the company’s
consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational advice.
More than 600 contracts worldwide were signed in 2005 for Sabre
Airline Solutions’ leading technology solutions.
Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) connects people with the world’s
greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and
providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel
industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at
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Streamline are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of
Sabre Holdings Corp. All other trademarks, service marks and trade
names are the property of their respective owners. (C) 2005 Sabre Inc.
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