Briefs: Boeing acquires transport-software firm

March 3, 2006

Aerospace major Boeing has acquired a Swedish company that specializes in software for the airline and railroad industries.

The acquisition of Carmen Systems of Gothenburg gives U.S.-based Boeing access to products that will expand its abilities in air travel and give it access to new business opportunities in the rail sector.

Carmen, which also has operations in Canada and Australia, specializes in software companies use to manage crew scheduling and handle travel disruptions.

Carmen will be folded into Jeppesen, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing's Commercial Aviation Systems. Terms of the acquisition were not revealed.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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