Wipro Infotech, the India and Middle East IT Business unit of Wipro Ltd. and Qatar Airways on Thursday announced they had entered into a long term strategic engagement to leverage competencies of both organisations and create greater value and efficiency for the global airline. Interestingly, a lot of software development for this venture will be carried out in South India.

In a statement here, both companies said this strategic relationship will bring together Wipro’s experience of application development and project management and Qatar Airways’ aviation systems’ expertise to develop new solutions that create competitive advantage for Qatar Airways.

The Doha-based airline is one of the world’s fastest growing carriers, operating now in its 15 year with a modern fleet of 111 aircraft flying to 118 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

The solutions jointly developed within this partnership will enable Qatar Airways and its subsidiaries to pursue their aggressive growth strategies. The agreement will further enhance Wipro’s capabilities within the aviation sector, as well as increase Wipro’s commitment to the Qatar market. Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker said his company was delighted to work with an industry leader that Wipro is, combining their technical expertise with a world-class airline.

Under the new arrangement, a lot of the software development will be carried out by Wipro in South India. Qatar Airways will be able to tap into Wipro’s vast pool of highly technical resources, as well as research and development centres to explore and take advantage of, new technological solutions.

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