At the first annual India Aviation exhibition and conference on civil aviation Jeppesen, a wholly-owned Boeing subsidiary, announced plans to grow its presence in India through a new office in Hyderabad by early 2009. This move by Jeppesen further underscores Boeing's enterprise-wide commitment to support the growth and development of India's aerospace industry.

Jeppesen for many years has been the leading information solution provider to the Indian aviation market and today supports the majority of airline operators in India with flight critical services. By establishing a local presence in India, Jeppesen will directly support India’s fast expanding aviation and other transportation markets. Jeppesen will bring not only existing products and services to the Indian market, but also future innovations that will be key to supporting growing transportation industries.

The office will be led by Max Ali, Jeppesen’s general manager for the Hyderabad location. Ali will be established in-country by early 2009. He was raised and educated in India and brings nearly 30 years of professional experience in information technology and airline operations. He is an overseas citizen of India and a U.S. citizen. Ali will build the India office staff through 2009 and beyond to serve the needs of customers throughout the region.

While well known globally for its rich 75 year history of aeronautical charting, Jeppesen today provides solutions that help transportation companies optimize and operate more efficiently. In addition to providing mission critical information, Jeppesen has a broad portfolio of products and services that use leading-edge technologies to help customers optimize their operations. Some examples include sophisticated flight operations management and crew optimization solutions, electronic flight bag applications and data, navigation and voyage optimization solutions for marine operators, applications that help railroads and package delivery services operate more efficiently, and more.

Airline and other forms of travel are expected to grow at double digit pace over the coming years in India. Currently Indian airlines have hundreds of firm orders for new aircraft that will be delivered in the next five years. “Jeppesen sees tremendous opportunity for growth in the Indian transportation markets,” said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Commercial and Military Aviation. “Jeppesen’s plans to establish a physical presence in India is a direct result of our commitment to the region and our desire to become a local partner in India’s growth and economic development.”

For additional information about Jeppesen’s forthcoming India operations in Hyderabad, contact Max Ali, +1-303-328-4683 or max.ali@jeppesen.com.

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