SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, today announced the acquisition of private company delair Air Traffic Systems GmbH, a provider of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) solutions for airports based in Braunschweig, Germany.
The acquisition will strengthen SITA’s position as the leader in Airport Management Systems (AMS) by offering an A-CDM product that is in increasing demand by airports around the world.
The additional functionalities such as departure sequencing, de-icing and performance management broaden the reach and capabilities of SITA’s Airport Management solution, currently used by over 150 airports in 48 countries.
The addition of delair’s solutions both complements and extends SITA’s overall airport offering and increases SITA’s ability to provide airport solutions that balance operational efficiencies with business results.
Francesco Violante, CEO of SITA, said: “The addition of delair’s depth of airport A-CDM expertise will provide SITA’s customers with an even stronger comprehensive Airport Management solution resulting in greater control of their operations, simplifying complexity and improving profitability.
“This acquisition will further bolster SITA’s position as the number one airport ICT provider, with presence in 1,000+ airports around the world.”
Dietmar Dippe, General Manager of delair, said: “The technical capabilities we have built at delair over the past 18 years complement SITA’s global reach in the airport sector and we look forward to becoming part of the SITA success story.”
SITA will continue to develop delair’s products and will provide support for all delair’s existing customers.
Members of the delair staff will remain located in Braunschweig, Germany.