16. 08. 2007 - CSA’s Vice-President, Jiří Devát, Appointed to the SITA Board of Directors

Prague, 16 August 2007

Vice-President for Information Technologies and Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of Czech Airlines (CSA) Jiří Devát was appointed to the Board of Directors of the organisation SITA (Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques), the world’s largest provider of IT and communication services in air transport.  Jiří Devát will represent the member organisations from Central and Eastern Europe on the 31-member Board.  On 13 September, he will attend a meeting of the Board for the first time.

“A seat on the SITA Board is a confirmation of the leading role of CSA in Central and Eastern Europe.  Furthermore, it places us in a group of companies that has a significant impact on technological development in aviation, and which are innovating air carriage through information and communication technologies,” said Jiří Devát, with respect to his appointment.

In the aviation industry, SITA is always the first to introduce the various technological changes requested by supranational regulatory bodies, as well as any innovative trends in the industry.  With a CSA representative on the Board, Czech Airlines will be among the first to be informed about changes and trends, and will enjoy a more advantageous position for evaluating and implementing them.

SITA is a cooperative organisation whose members are airlines, airports, and other entities engaged in the air transport industry.  It was established in 1949, with the aim of building a common communication infrastructure for the industry.  Today, SITA has over 600 members (roughly 500 airlines) and operates in 220 countries.  For more information about the organisation, see www.sita.aero.

Daniela Hupáková
CSA Spokesperson