Sabre Airline Solutions Signs Agreement with Hawaiian Airlines to Provide Advanced Maintenance Software from Mxi Technologies; Industry-Leading Maintenix MRO System Will Be Delivered Via Sabre eMergo Web Access

HONOLULU & SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 20, 2005–Sabre Airline Solutions, the industry leader in airline operations technology, signed an agreement to serve Hawaiian Airlines’ maintenance and engineering (M&E) needs with the Maintenix system from Mxi Technologies. The system replaces Hawaiian Airlines’ current M&E solution — the Sabre Maxi-Merlin maintenance, engineering and inventory system — and will be implemented as a hosted application through Sabre eMergo Web access, an applications service provider distribution method. The eMergo environment offers an economical way to access the comprehensive functionality of the Maintenix system and other products in the Sabre Airline Solutions portfolio, lowering the total cost of ownership for Hawaiian Airlines.

The Maintenix system will provide Hawaiian Airlines total visibility of maintenance and materials information throughout the organization. This visibility results in streamlined maintenance and inventory processes, and improved efficiency as technicians, managers, and other personnel will have access to the data they need to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively. The 12th-largest U.S.-based carrier will employ all six components of the Maintenix system, providing an advanced end-to-end maintenance and engineering solution for its fleet of 25 Boeing 717 and 767 aircraft.

“We selected the offering following a competitive bid process involving a due diligence assessment and an intensive five-day product demonstration,” said Charles R. Nardello, vice president of Maintenance and Engineering for Hawaiian Airlines. “Key factors in our decision included the modern information technology architecture and advanced technology of Maintenix system, its ability to manage all levels of maintenance, and the expertise and high level of service we have consistently received from Sabre Airline Solutions.”

In October, Hawaiian Airlines renewed and strengthened its commitment to the SabreSonic Passenger Solutions, a suite of new-generation passenger management solutions with one of the largest renewals to date. The new agreement to implement the Maintenix system strengthens the long-term, successful relationship between Sabre Airline Solutions and Hawaiian Airlines.

“Hawaiian’s selection of Mxi’s technology from Sabre Airline Solutions demonstrates a couple of major points,” said Steve Clampett, president of Airline Products and Services for Sabre Airline Solutions. “First, it reinforces the strong relationship we enjoy with Hawaiian Airlines. It also serves as a testament to the quality of our offerings and partnerships. The Maintenix system provides the kind of smart, scalable, easy-to-access and easy-to-use technology we strive to bring to our customers across their entire airline operations.”

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines, the nation’s number one on-time carrier, is recognized as one of the best airlines in America. Readers of two prominent national travel magazines, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, have both rated Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii in their most recent rankings, and the fifth best domestic airline overall.

Celebrating its 76th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline. Hawaiian also provides approximately 100 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands, as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Additional information is available at

About Mxi Technologies

Mxi Technologies provides software for aviation maintenance management. Mxi’s Maintenix product has been selected by leading aviation organizations such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, The Boeing Company, Rolls-Royce, Dassault Aviation, Bombardier, Executive Jet Management, the Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF program, the Swedish Defence Material Administration, and the US Navy. Maintenix uses a modern architecture and provides advanced capabilities such as Web deployment, automated workflow, integration adapters, and support for portable wireless devices. In addition to supplying Maintenix, Mxi provides a full range of services including Maintenix implementation, systems integration, training, and support.

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest provider of software products; reservations, departure control systems and other passenger management systems; and consulting services that help airlines simplify operations and lower costs. Sabre Airline Solutions’ proven leadership is demonstrated by the growing number of airlines that leverage the technology and services: More than 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline Solutions’ broad portfolio of smart solutions for decision-support tools to increase revenues and improve operations. More than 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2004 for Sabre Airline Solutions’ leading technology solutions. More than 100 airlines worldwide rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management solutions, with eight new carriers choosing SabreSonic, the first new generation reservations system offered in the market, in 2004 and six carrier renewals. In addition, more than 100 clients worldwide have turned to the Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational consulting.

Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE:TSG) is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at

Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo, eMergo and SabreSonic are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corp. Maintenix is a trademark of Mxi Technologies Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks and trade names are the property of their respective owners. (C) 2005 Sabre Inc. All rights reserved.

CONTACT: Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake
Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252
Mxi Technologies
Donna Kind, 613-747-4698
Hawaiian Airlines
Keoni Wagner, 808-836-0674

SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions