Briefs: Boeing acquires transport-software firm

Mar 03, 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

Explore further: Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Malaysian plane drama fuels aviation security rethink

Mar 23, 2014

As the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 enters a third week, the piecemeal returns from one of the most intense, international searches in living memory have delivered a public and institutional shock ...

Ten more years for the ISS

Feb 17, 2014

A lot can happen in 10 years. Over the past decade an international laboratory, widely known but often under-appreciated, has been producing results at an extraordinary rate. Using its unique capabilities,

Tesla says car fire began in battery after crash

Oct 03, 2013

A fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle began in the vehicle's battery pack, officials said, creating challenges for firefighters who tried to put out the flames.

Recommended for you

European Central Bank hit by data theft

16 minutes ago

(AP)—The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive ...

Nokia profits rise after sale of handset division

32 minutes ago

(AP)—Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. saw its shares surge on Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of its sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset ...

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

2 hours ago

(AP)—Twitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

User comments : 0