Integrating the information technology systems of America West Airlines and US Airways, carriers with vastly differing operating methodologies and cultures, may be a watershed event for IT vendors and airline users alike. US Airways Senior VP and CIO Joe Beery says the merged airline is an industry "pioneer" owing to the noticeable differences between the large, inflexible legacy IT systems of US Airways and the more nimble in-house applications developed by America West, which Beery joined ...

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