Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India's largest IT services company on Wednesday announced signing a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract with German carrier Lufthansa. As part of the deal,TCS will provide testing services and help improve the quality of services of the airline's technology operations.
"TCS will pioneer and manage the enterprise testing services by setting up a test factory model across Lufthansa to streamline and standardise their testing processes, reduce capex and implement next generation services," the software firm said in a statement.
For the past several months, Lufthansa had been tying up with several information and technology (IT) service providers after it sold off its internal IT division to IBM last year for 1 billion euro (Rs 7,748 crore) to reduce annual capital cost.
The airline was looking for an Indian software major to streamline its testing operations as well as cut cost.
"We are very pleased that Lufthansa selected TCS as a strategic partner towards this important initiative, further strengthening our relationship with one of our most valuable clients. We have been investing significantly in expanding our operations and talent base in Germany, and will bring our best capabilities to bear on this engagement," said Sapthagiri Chapalapalli, Director (Central Europe) with TCS.
TCS already has several aviation industry clients such as British Airways, Qantas, Garuda and has supported them in creating digital solutions starting from inflight management to engine design.