“Atos Origin Named Airbus France Lead Partner for Onboard Software for the A380 Jumbo Jet”

Paris - January 07, 2003

Under a three-year partnership contract, Atos Origin has been selected as Airbus France's lead partner in the supply of onboard software for the A380 family of airliners.

Airbus France has decided to establish long-term preferential relationships with three suppliers, one of which is Atos Origin, for the A380 program's alarm, communications and flight electrical control systems. The strategy behind this decision is to secure the support of solid partners capable of making the requisite investments and supporting Airbus France's objectives up to and including certification of the aircraft systems.

The selected partners have agreed to apply the skills required to meet Airbus scheduling, performance and quality objectives on time and in accordance with quality and volume specifications. The partners will be able to meet 80% of subcontracting requirements for the A380 program.

Atos Origin is currently the leading partner for the A380 program in terms of business volume and project diversity, in particular for fixed-cost projects. As part of the partnership, Atos Origin has already been selected for several projects:

CMS: Design and development of the Airbus A380's Central Maintenance Function, which centralizes failure messages from various systems, accesses maintenance procedures and provides maintenance staff with repair support.

FCGU: The primary computer in charge of flight electrical controls, which enables servo-control of wing and tail control surfaces in response to pilot commands.

ATC: The air/ground communications function that manages data exchange between pilots and ground control centers (aircraft position and condition, flight plans, etc.).
Specialized in aircraft, air traffic control and aerospace technology, Atos Origin's Toulouse office has been supporting Airbus and other companies on high value-added projects for many years.

A leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS joint Company with BAE SYSTEMS.Kl

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology services provider. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and on-line services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and The Netherlands, which now trade as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues of EUR 3.3 billion and employs 30,000 staff in 30 countries. The Group's client list includes major companies such as ABN-Amro, Akzo-Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, British Petroleum, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS-Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.

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