TCS win a digital transformation deal from TAP Air Portugal; to establish an Airline Digital Center in Portugal

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said on Tuesday, November 15 that it has won a digital transformation deal from TAP Air Portugal, the flag carrier airline of Portugal and a member of Star Alliance.

As part of the deal, TCS will establish an Airline Digital Center (ADC) in Portugal, staffed with consultants from the airline industry, solution architects and technology experts. The center will leverage the local talent pool as well as TCS’ global teams.

TAP has embarked on a new business strategy focused on becoming a sustainable airline and strengthening its leadership position in the industry. The company selected TCS as its partner for its proven experience in delivering successful digital transformation programs in the airline industry and its extensive portfolio of intellectual property.

TCS win a digital transformation deal from TAP Air Portugal; to establish an Airline Digital Center in Portugal

In the future, this ADC will be used as a nearshore center to service other global airline customers of TCS, creating more technology jobs in Portugal. Deal financials were not disclosed.

“The investments we are making in setting up the Airline Digital Center further strengthens TCS’ position as a growth and transformation partner to clients in Portugal and expands TCS’ footprint in the region.”

Krishnan Ramanujam, President, Enterprise Growth Group, TCS

Further, TCS will maintain TAP’s data estate and help build new analytics to enable decision-making, customer experience and operational performance.

TCS will also help TAP adopt a new operating model to manage its application estate to drive greater agility and enhance operational resilience. It will also assist in rationalizing and modernizing the estate using cloud native technologies to improve time to market.

“TAP is undergoing an ambitious transformation to emerge stronger after the impact Covid had on the airline industry and we need reliable partners on this journey. We selected TCS after a rigorous evaluation process, based on its deep airline industry experience, proven track record of delivering digital transformations and technology leadership.”

Christine Ourmières-Widener, Chief Executive Officer, TAP

TAP Air Portugal is the currently state-owned flag carrier of Portugal, headquartered at Lisbon Airport which also serves as its hub. TAP – Transportes Aéreos Portugueses – has been a member of the Star Alliance since 2005 and operates on average 2,500 flights a week to 90 destinations in 34 countries worldwide. The airline was established on 14 March 1945 and began commercial services on 19 September 1946.

As part of the deal, TCS will establish an Airline Digital Center (ADC) in Portugal, staffed with consultants from the airline industry, solution architects and technology experts.

The company has a fleet of 100 aircraft, all of which are manufactured by Airbus with the exception of 22 aircraft manufactured by Embraer and ATR, operating on behalf of the regional airline TAP Express. According to Planespotters.net data, the current composition of the TAP Portugal mainline fleet is as follows:

TCS is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization. It offers a consulting-led, cognitive-powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. TCS reported a 10.1% rise in consolidated net profit to INR 10,431 crore on a 4.8% increase in revenue to INR 55,309 crore in Q2 FY23 over Q1 FY23.

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