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Allegiant Systems Inc. announces iPad-based ops solution

Nov. 26, 2012, Las Vegas, Nv. - Allegiant Systems Inc. has announced the launch of FlyDesk, a cloud-based, enterprise software solution for airlines that automates in-flight processes and improves the customer experience without increasing costs.


November 26, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

In recent years, iPads have been integrated for testing into the US operations of Alaska, American and United, with approximately 30,000 pilots already using the technology in-flight. FlyDesk is the first turnkey solution that offers both the software and hardware necessary to help airlines solve complex automation projects using iPad tablet technology.

"Cabin service automation is one of the most difficult areas to accomplish effectively and affordably," said Joe Ayson, Director of Marketing & Corporate Development at Allegiant Systems. "With the recent regulatory approval of tablet technology in aviation and its proven effectiveness as a tool to cut costs and improve productivity, FlyDesk enables airlines to secure a mobile solution, without a large capital investment."

Initially, FlyDesk supports airline cabin crew operations through FlyDesk Cabin, which digitizes manuals, automates reporting and offers secure e-mail services. FlyDesk Cabin was designed to meet the specific needs of airlines and creates a "paperless" operation, cutting back on onboard weight, easier updates and improve fuel economy and costs. Four airlines are implementing the FlyDesk Cabin solution fleet-wide beginning in December 2012.

"We understand the difficulty in supporting a fully mobile automated system for the cabin crew," said Andrew Kemmetmueller, CEO of Allegiant Systems. "Using FlyDesk Cabin, airlines will be able to keep cabin crews connected, devices secure and up-to-date, no matter where they are in the world."

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This is the first of several flyServices to be announced by Allegiant Systems, all of which will offer increased revenue opportunities for airlines, with faster deployment, effortless scaling and continuous support.