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BRUSSELS - 09 October 2007 - Cargo B Airlines, the new Belgian cargo airline which commences operations this week out of Brussels International Airport, has signed a five year contract with CHAMP Cargosystems for the provision and hosting of business applications.

CHAMP will provide the following business critical services to Cargo B Airlines:

- eCHAMP, a comprehensive cargo management system to manage the end-to-end cargo process;
- an airline configuration of the SAP financial platform to manage Cargo B Airlines’ entire financial and accounting processes;
- hosting services for the Cargo B Airlines’ Crew and Aircraft management solutions.

CHAMP will also provide the integration of these solutions to maximize the process efficiency for Cargo B Airlines.

Arno Broes, Executive Vice President, Cargo B Airlines, said: “Cargo B Airlines has found in CHAMP a reliable partner with unique experience in the integration and hosting of all the business critical solutions required to efficiently run a cargo airline.”

Cargo B Airlines is joining the customer community of CHAMP which counts close to 60 airlines worldwide and represents a wide variety of business models of cargo and combination carriers. The new freight carrier is the first Brussels-based full cargo airline and will fly daily to markets in the Middle East, Far East, Africa and South America.

John Johnston, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems, said: “In the current market where cost, flexibility and reliability are critical drivers, this contract validates CHAMP’s strategic objective of providing across the board, fully integrated hosted solutions to the air cargo industry and represents a significant growth market for CHAMP.”

Cargo B Airlines ( is the 1st Brussels-based full cargo airline with a network operating mainly in the Middle and Far East, Africa and South America.

“This is an important contract for CHAMP as it combines a wide range of our solutions and expertise in delivery, integration and operations,” stresses Arnaud Lambert, Vice-President Outsourcing Services, CHAMP Cargosystems.

CHAMP ( is the world’s largest provider of information technology dedicated to the Air Cargo Industry with close to 60 customers.

eCHAMP is a product from CHAMP Cargosystems S.A.

SAP is a product from SAP AG (


Notes to Editors:

CHAMP Cargosystems S.A.

CHAMP Cargosystems S.A. is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in London and Atlanta and is the world’s largest IT company providing ASP Cargo solutions to the Air Cargo Industry. The company provides leading cargo systems and services, backed by an unrivalled number of industry experts and the financial capability to deliver the next generation of cargo IT solutions. With a customer base of over 200 including 58 airlines and a workforce of 200 staff with expertise in all areas of cargo automation, the new company enjoys a 36 percent market share of the top 150 cargo carrying airlines. CHAMP Cargosystems S.A. is a subsidiary company of SITA.

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Octopus Communications for SITA
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