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September 6 2006

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GenAv Systems Heads to Berlin for European Aviation Training Symposium


Sidney, BC, September 6, 2006 -- Glenn Kerr, GenAv Systems’ Vice President of Airline Research and Development, will join other aviation industry training leaders in Berlin for the fifth annual European Aviation Training Symposium (EATS), November 13-14, 2006. EATS 2006’s “Exploring the Impact of Global Airline Expansion on the European Flight Training and Simulation Industry” is designed to zero in on issues impacting companies and their bottom lines. For more information on Europe’s premier airline training event, see:

Kerr will be showcasing GenAv’s airline training scheduling product, Training Resource (Information) Manager or TRiM. Originally launched at the World Airline Training (WATS) Conference and Tradeshow in Orlando this past April, TRiM is gaining in popularity and is already in use by four airlines in North America: WestJet Airlines, Canada's national low fare and award-winning customer service air carrier that operates North America's newest fleet of any large commercial airline comprised of 51 state-of-the-art Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft; SkyWest Airlines, operating more than 1,500 flights per day for United Express and Delta Connection; Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) out of Atlanta, Georgia with 832 average number of daily scheduled departures; and, Pinnacle Airlines, a regional airline based in Memphis, Tennessee that provides airline capacity to Northwest Airlines with approximately 705 daily departures to 118 cities in 37 states and 4 Canadian provinces. 

TRiM’s success is rooted in its numerous capabilities as a multi-faceted and user friendly automatic, or manual, scheduling tool. It's many design features – including its ability to integrate with other existing systems – allow for the best custom fit possible. This, along with exceptional customer service, makes for an unbeatable product. Says Kerr of GenAv Systems, “We continue to have an open approach, focusing on providing our customers with a solution to their specific problems no matter what it takes. This includes developing a complete application integration solution where numerous applications are involved. Our customers acknowledge our diligence and appreciate the results achieved. We also pride ourselves in our ability to learn from our customer specific scenarios and add value to the solution where none previously existed. 

Our customers are thrilled to see TRiM add new automation for existing labor intensive processes above and beyond the contract scope. We, in turn, are thrilled to hear how well TRiM is working for them – Pinnacle Airlines handed in their first TRiM schedule six days ahead of the deadline which was also the first time they exceeded their goal in over a year. Ultimately, our goal is to improve the process wherever we can find the opportunity to add value, and not to just implement a static solution.” GenAv Systems will be unveiling the new “TRiMsm – Scenario Manager at EATS 06. The Scenario Manager (sm) allows training managers to map out resource utilization far into the future to visualize the impact of corporate training goals. Users will be able to save the scenarios and reapply them to future dates. The Scenario Manager also permits users to work with TRiM in a planning mode, allowing manipulation to either undo or to apply the changes to the current schedule. Kerr is excited about Berlin, “TRiM received much high level interest at WATS/RATS in Orlando; and, we look forward to demonstrating TriM to the participants at EATS ’06 in Europe.”