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Success of Airline Intelligence Systems, Inc. (ASYI) is Based on New Solution to Old Problem

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

The radical new business planning system for airlines, jetEngine BPS, from Toronto based Airline Intelligence Systems, Inc., represents for airlines one of the most cost effective efficiency enhancement systems available anywhere. Brand new to the marketplace, jetEngine BPS owes its existence to the founders of AI Systems, Stephen Johnston and Roy Miller. The history of its development begins with its inventor, Roy Miller.

Roy Miller is a mathematician with over 30 years of experience as a senior systems architect, and a special affinity for Operations Research, an advanced mathematical approach for designing complex decision making and scheduling systems. Roy, a pioneer in the development of what is called Type III scheduling systems, was awarded a US Patent in 1995 for Resource Allocation Methods, in which he developed the Dynamic Adaptive N-Dimensional Scheduling engine. In 2000, he joined Microsoft Corporation, when it acquired the company that owned the patent. The technology later went on to form the basis for MS Project 2002/3, a product which currently generates over $600 million in revenue each year.

Roy left Microsoft in 2003, returning to Toronto where he created the foundation for what eventually became jetEngine BPS, a revolutionary combination of advanced mathematics and computer technology that, for the first time, gives airlines the power to generate comprehensive operational business and scheduling plans in a matter of minutes, instead of weeks or months. The time and effort previously required by airlines to come up with a workable business plan has been an old problem, brought on by the many economic and operational variables now facing the industry.

The business force behind AI Systems, Stephen Johnston, himself holding degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering, joined forces with Roy Miller to develop the organizational structure necessary to bring jetEngine BPS to the marketplace. Stephen Johnston, now the President and CEO of AI Systems, brought with him his expertise in financing, team building, and customer acquisition, along with his entrepreneurial experience in founding both private and publicly traded companies.

Today, jetEngine BPS is being beta tested by a major airline, and the product is believed capable of saving the airline industry an estimated $20 billion annually.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AISystems.org

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Airline Intelligence Systems Inc. (ASYI) Part of a Major Shift in Airline Efficiency

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, is famous for saying that the best way to become a millionaire in the airline business is to start off as a billionaire. There was a time when airline service, like telephone service, was strictly regulated. Prices were high, and flying was a luxury, but airline financial security was all but guaranteed. No major U.S. carrier had ever gone broke. Today, airlines ride a roller coaster of wide open competition, unpredictable fuel prices, and layers of security that were unimaginable in the early years of the jet age. The road is littered with the remains of airlines that couldn’t handle the change.

At the same time, it’s clear that the airline industry has no intention of giving up the fight. In conjunction with aircraft manufacturers, airlines are developing and applying every technological trick conceivable to increase efficiency and expand their meager margins. The newest jet engines will be far more fuel efficient than they have ever been, able to provide greater thrust in a lighter body, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual operational savings for every aircraft. Airplanes are also being made out of lighter composite materials, in addition to being more aerodynamically designed. These and other design and operational changes promise to keep the industry safely in the air, although airlines that are slow to adapt will be quick to fold.

One of the most revolutionary, and yet simple to incorporate ideas, comes from Airline Intelligence Systems. The company has come up with a way to use advanced computer processing to apply sophisticated mathematical algorithms, effectively solving one of the most challenging problems faced by airlines, the timely production of comprehensive business plans. It’s an issue that has vexed the industry for decades, due to the difficulty of accurately processing all of the rapidly changing and interactive variables involved in airline operation. The business planning process could take weeks or even months to complete, by which time everything could have changed.

Already being tested by a major airline, AI System’s jetEngine BPS offering now makes it possible for anyone to generate a complete and accurate airline business plan in only minutes, with the potential of saving the airline industry an estimated $20 billion annually.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AISystems.org

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Airline Intelligence Systems Inc. (ASYI) Offers Airline Industry Billions in Potential Savings

Friday, July 15th, 2011

When a company talks about a breakthrough product, there is usually a rush to calculate its potential effect on the user’s bottom line, in terms of efficiency and dollars. In the case of jetEngine BPS, a fundamentally different business planning system for the airline industry, offered by Airline Intelligence Systems, Inc., the calculations have already been done.

Right now, the airlines are largely locked into a hopelessly outdated and time consuming process for performing business planning, often taking weeks or months to complete. By the time they have a finished plan, fuel costs and other market variables could well have changed, rendering the plan obsolete before the ink is dry. The problem is the huge amount of processing it all takes, involving a large number of often interrelated parameters. The resulting potential combinations are endless, and, until now, there have been no simple and effective tools to deal with it all.

The AI Systems solution, jetEngine BPS, combines advanced mathematical algorithms, together with state-of-the-art computer processing, to generate accurate answers in a matter of minutes versus months.

For airlines, the related potential benefits are significant:

• Far more efficient utilization of airline resources
• Significant cost reductions in IT and direct labor
• More streamlined processes, resulting in additional cost savings
• Flexible realtime route modeling and fleet modeling for more competitive market positioning
• Ability to deal effectively with rapid fuel price fluctuations
• Bottom line profit increases on the order of 3% to 6% of revenue
• Overall airline industry estimated annual savings of between $15 billion and $30 billion

Regardless of the size of the airline, they can now afford to tap into a system more sophisticated than anything ever before available. The powerful processing is all handled by AI Systems, so requires no download or maintenance of bulky software. And users are free to pay for as little or as much access as they need, allowing anyone to utilize the capabilities.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AISystems.org

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Airline Intelligence Systems Inc. (ASYI) Hits the Market

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

After extensive research and development, AI Systems is in the unique position of having a product that is filling an unmet demand, with nothing else in the industry to match it. And yet the company has gone to great length defining and analyzing their market, and developing a workable strategy to penetrate it.

Their product is the airline industry’s first comprehensive, yet real time, business planning system, called jetEngine BPS, based upon previously unapplied mathematical algorithms coupled with the latest computer technology. In short, it does in minutes what used to take airlines weeks or even months to do; a system that can be used by the smallest airlines as well as the largest. The advanced processing now allows the simultaneous calculation and balancing of the many variables involved in efficiently operating an airline:

• Fuel Price Modeling
• Crew Modeling
• Specific Route Analysis
• GDP Variation Modeling
• Fleet Configuration & Aircraft Purchases
• Competitive Capacity & Revenue Management Strategies

The new approach could save the airline industry an estimated $20 billion annually, increasing efficiency in almost every aspect of airline operations.

It’s an industry divided among 36 large carriers and many more smaller carriers, the top airlines (carrying 20 million or more passengers per year) representing less than a fifth of all airlines. AI Systems approach spans several strategies, covering different market segments, geared for quick penetration with a high probability of success and recurring revenue. Revenue will be generated through site licenses, for large airlines requiring unlimited access, and seat licenses, when a specific number of users is known. Revenue will also come through per-use fees, with users logging on through a pay-per-click basis.

The overall market is being reached through a three pronged approach:

• Direct Sales – Targeting the largest airlines, with relations already established
• Channel Sales – Negotiating channel partnerships with large global providers to airlines
• Social Media – Using a sophisticated social media program to drive per-use customers

A major airline is now testing a beta version of jetEngine BPS software.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AISystems.org

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Airline Intelligence Systems Inc. (ASYI) Estimates $20 Billion Savings Annually for Airline Industry

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The airline industry rests largely on three interdependent components, each of which has weaknesses not previously addressed:

• Business Planning – Current tools are inadequately suited to the task
• Revenue Management – Pricing strategies don’t accurately reflect market conditions
• Operations – Operations cannot deal with changes in the timeframe required

Of these three, business planning is considered the most important, since it directly supports the other two, and yet it is the area where airlines have the least effective tools. Due to the vast number of variables involved in airline planning and scheduling, the traditional process has required breaking everything down into smaller individual problems, which must then be solved separately and somehow patched back together to achieve a final plan. The result is often weeks or months, during which time variables continue to shift, making the end plan essentially out of date before it can be implemented.

It’s been the goal of Airline Intelligence Systems, Inc., now finally realized, to use previously unapplied advanced mathematical algorithms, together with the latest capabilities in modern computer processing, to create a system able to handle the volumes of data necessary for the world’s first comprehensive and real time airline business planning solution. AISystem’s jetEngineTM Business Planning Suite (BPS) is all encompassing, and yet so incredibly efficient that it reduces the business planning cycle to only minutes. The result is no less than a revolution in airline business planning, with the potential to save the struggling industry $20 billion annually.

The company’s jetEngine BPS integrates customer demand, industry knowledge, marketing scheduling, fleet scheduling, crew scheduling, and maintenance scheduling, allowing the airline to build a complete business model in minutes rather than months. The system is structured around proprietary algorithms that resolve complex mathematical and statistical problems in parallel, allowing massively complex scheduling problems to be resolved extremely quickly. Because of the sophisticated processing required, the system is cloud-based, riding above the airlines own IT system, making it flexible and easy to access, and pointing the way to a major increase in operational efficiency.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AISystems.org

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Airline Intelligence Systems Inc. (ASYI) Revolutionizes Airline Business Planning

Monday, June 27th, 2011

There are few industries as volatile and time sensitive as the airline industry. Dependent upon a host of sometimes wildly fluctuating variables, not the least of which is the price of fuel, and with competition carving margins close to the bone with every flight, truly comprehensive and timely business planning has been little more than a dream for airlines. Not only is it difficult to derive and obtain the type of data necessary for meaningful calculations, as opposed to relying upon historical flight information, it has also been impossible to adequately process it. The tools have not been sophisticated enough to handle the advanced processing required.

What has long been needed is exactly what is just now being offered by Airline Intelligence Systems, a Toronto based company that has used revolutionary mathematical modeling software to develop a proprietary business planning system called jetEngine BPS (Business Planning Suite). It’s effectively a new paradigm for strategic airline management, with the estimated potential of saving the airline industry $20 billion annually.

The core of the system is a series of mathematical algorithms able to resolve the vast number of variables involved in airline business planning simultaneously, as opposed to the current planning process which can take months to perform, with answers that are out of date by the time the task is complete. The jetEngine BPS system allows for the virtual redesign of the business planning approach, generating a fully compliant business plan, including detailed fleet, crew, and financial projections and maintenance schedules, but in minutes rather than months. The result is a level of user flexibility and insight never before conceived. The system represents a new category of software that is simply not available anywhere else in the market.

A major airline is already testing a beta version of the newly created jetEngine BPS software.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AISystems.org

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AISystems, Inc. (ASYI) Announces Beta Testing by Major US Airline

Monday, June 20th, 2011

AISystems, Inc., creator of a revolutionary business platform software system for the airline industry, was pleased to announce today that a major US airline is beta testing the jetEngine™ Business Planning Suite (“jetEngine™ BPS”).

“We are excited to take this next step with a major airline” stated Stephen C. Johnston, President and CEO of AISystems. “It shows great progress for us and really lets us show the power of jetEngine™ BPS. At this time due to a non-disclosure agreement we are unable to disclose the name of the airline beta testing the jetEngine™ BPS. We will disclose the airline name as soon as we are able to.”

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AISystems, Inc. (ASYI) CEO Invited to Attend the Air Transport IT Summit Hosted by SITA

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Today before the opening bell, AISystems, Inc., creator of jetEngine(TM), a revolutionary business platform software system for the airline industry, announced that President and CEO Stephen C. Johnston has been invited to attend the SITA-hosted event The Air Transport IT Summit.

Held this week in Brussels, Belgium, the event is touted as “The IT Industry Event of the Year” for the airline industry. The two day conference agenda focuses on key topics of interest for airline decision makers, with leading industry speakers scheduled to present. These speakers from various airlines, airline suppliers and academia will be presenting to over 300 delegates comprised of CIO’s and senior IT strategists from airlines around the world.

“I am honoured to be invited to this conference, which is SITA’s main annual event,” commented Stephen C. Johnston , President and Chief Executive Officer of AISystems . “All of the major airlines will be there and I have a number of key meetings lined up to discuss enrollment in our jetEngine(TM) BPS Beta Program.”

SITA is the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions and for many decades had the world’s largest communications network. Created more than 60 years ago and owned by the air transport community, SITA is the community’s dedicated partner for information and communications technology. SITA provides services to over 550 members and 3,200 customers in more than 200 countries and territories.

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AISystems, Inc. (ASYI) CEO to Attend Airline Industry’s “IT Industry Event of the Year”

Friday, June 17th, 2011

AISystems, Inc., creator of a revolutionary business platform software system for the airline industry, was pleased to announce today that its president and CEO Stephen C. Johnston has been invited to attend the SITA-hosted event “The Air Transport IT Summit.”

The event is being held next week in Brussels, Belgium and is touted as “The IT Industry Event of the Year” for the Airline Industry. It features speakers from various airlines, airline suppliers and academia, with expected attendance from CIO’s and senior IT strategists from Airlines around the world.

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Airline Intelligence Systems, Inc. (ASYI) Promises Real Benefits to Airline Bottom Line

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

In a recent video (available at http://youtube.com/watch?v=MuV-CHUE3Ec), the co-founder and CEO of AI Systems, Inc., Stephen Johnston, described his company’s one-of-a-kind product as essentially a business planning platform that allows a commercial airline to build a complete business plan very quickly. It’s called the jetEngine™ Business Planning Suite (BPS), a hosted solution that involves no IT footprint at the airline and requires very little information from the airline to get them up and running, producing tangible benefits very quickly.

He explained how the current airline business planning environment, which hasn’t changed much in 20 years, has had a major negative impact on the profitability of airlines, involving a lengthy segmented process that occurs in multiple isolated silos over many weeks and months. The result tends to be very rigid business plans that cannot adapt to change or opportunity.

The jetEngine™ BPS system, on the other hand, gives the user a 360 degree view of the entire business during the planning process, allowing airlines to add 3%-5% of revenue to the bottom line, amounting to billions of dollars across the entire airline industry. The company is developing specific applications that run on the platform, with each app representing a concentrated management consulting case study. One example is the ability to model changes in the price of fuel, and the resultant business moves needed to preserve and maximize the bottom line.

The jetEngine™ BPS system can be used by anyone in a planning capacity, but is especially designed for use by CEOs, CFOs, or people working closely with them who have the broadest vision for the airline’s business plan.

The company was started 5 years ago by Stephen Johnston and his partner, Roy Miller, who has been designing advanced scheduling systems for over 30 years. The two decided to tackle the airline problem feeling that it’s an area where they could make the most difference, and they now have the tool to do it. After years in development, the product is now ready, and all airlines are being invited to take a look at the simplicity and power of this new system.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AISystems.org

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AISystems, Inc. (ASYI) is “One to Watch”

Friday, June 10th, 2011

AISystems, Inc. is a technology leader that has developed a proprietary business platform software system for the airline industry called jetEngine™. This revolutionary new platform for strategic airline management enhances business planning and operational capabilities, solving some of the most challenging problems facing the commercial airline industry.

The business planning process currently used by airlines is not only complicated and lengthy, but is inadequate to simultaneously analyze dynamic variables such as routes, fleet, crew and maintenance. As a result, an airline’s ability to achieve and sustain profitability is hindered, not to mention prone to error since multiple departments and independent planners have to be involved in the current process.

jetEngine™ offers a new paradigm for strategic airline management that enables the integration and control of airline planning, revenue management, and operations functions in real time. Composed of two unique suites of products, the jetEngine™ platform is suitable for any passenger airline regardless of its size, business model, or network structure.

AISystems has strategically established a scalable infrastructure for sustainable growth to address the airline industry’s most pressing need of achieving sustained profitability. Emphasizing teamwork and making a significant impact on the $500 billion global airline industry, the company has carefully assembled of a team of world class developers and mathematicians.

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