LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) announced today the formation of Allegiant Systems, a joint venture with AvIntel and Lixar IT, in a move to continue its market-leading position within airline automation.
"We are pleased to have such strong partners in Allegiant Systems," said Maury Gallagher, CEO of Allegiant Travel Co. "We feel that the combination of these organizations brings unique capabilities to the industry, and we are excited about being a part of something that could revolutionize airline technology strategies."
Allegiant Systems, or "G4 Systems", is organized to provide a wide variety of mobile technology services to the commercial aviation industry. Allegiant System's will initially provide Allegiant Air and other airlines with Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) solutions. The cloud-based model will provide software which assists airline operations in a number of areas, including Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), In-Flight operations including Buy-on-Board, and cabin crew automation.
The relationship with Lixar will provide clear advantages to Allegiant Systems' products.
"We specialize in mobility and big data solutions in automotive and air," said Bill Syrros, CEO of Lixar IT. "Our previous work in mobility, combined with the knowledge base of AvIntel and Allegiant gives us a head start in aviation operational technology."
Andrew Kemmetmueller, previously the Managing Director of AvIntel, has been named as Chief Executive of the organization and brings over a decade of experience working with domestic and international airlines.
"The cloud computing model and service-oriented approach is revolutionary to the Flight Operations and In-Flight leadership teams," said Kemmetmueller. "Our experience and research shows a clear advantage for airlines adopting this model for technology."
AvIntel is the global leader in airline operational technology consulting, with a rich history in market intelligence. Offering industry-defining reports in Electronic Flight Bag, aircraft data communications, and E-Enablement, AvIntel has become the leading source for airline technology trends over the last four years. In addition to market reporting, AvIntel has assisted airlines in developing technology strategies in Flight Operations, In-Flight, and Maintenance. The newly launched cyber practice has hosted multiple workshops and helps airlines implement cyber security mitigation policies. AvIntel is headquartered in Toulouse, France, and online at www.avintel.net.
Lixar develops mobile big data software products and solutions for major enterprise in airline, automotive, travel and communications industries to connect to its core consumers. This technical ability leverages any device, network and social media through mobility and big data interconnected platforms. By working side by side with you at the visioning stage, Lixar is able to architect, design, develop, implement, and support and your innovative advanced technology aspirations; always delivering with a natural user experience and enterprise-level robustness.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Lixar has over 80 employees with offices also in Halifax and Montreal.
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Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company® (Nasdaq:ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website, allegiant.com. The company was ranked ninth in the 2011 Forbes' Best Small Companies list. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" for the second consecutive year.
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