06 Sep 2012


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September 6, 2012 (TORONTO, ON & BOISE, ID) – eTripTrader, Inc., a company that has revolutionized the tools for improving work-life balance for employees and organizations, with its sales and marketing partner Navtech, is proud to announce a multi-year contract with Peninsula Airways, Inc. (PenAir) for a comprehensive and innovative crew management system, SkedFlex.  While effectively providing PenAir with a customizable and automated crew scheduling solution, SkedFlex will aid PenAir in maintaining compliance with federal rules and company guidelines.

SkedFlex is a fully automated and customizable employee management system.  Its abilities such as verification of contractual agreements, configuration to manage crew members and trading rules globally, logging in real time, automating shift trading, allow organizations to effectively utilize the latest technology and compete in the global economy.  In addition to streamlining their processes, by utilizing SkedFlex, organizations enjoy substantial savings and provide their employees with a better work-life balance.

Tom LaJoie, eTripTrader’s President and CEO expressed his excitement about the  contract with PenAir: “PenAir has an amazing 50+ year history of proud service to Alaska and we’re very excited to have an opportunity to help them expand their reach to the New England area.  Using SkedFlex as their crew management system will ensure their crewmembers are scheduled efficiently and within company and federal regulations.  Its intuitive,    employee-focused design will also mean those crewmembers will have some control of where and when they fly and will have easy access to their flight schedules before, during and after their trips.”

“Navtech is pleased to partner with eTripTrader to bring complementary crew products to our customers. Crew Companion provides air crew’s with technology for easy trip trading to better meet their schedules while supporting the needs of their organizations. SkedFlex provides airlines that are not in need of a full crew management solution but are looking for tools to effectively create schedules that are more efficient than manual methods of scheduling,” said Robert Mora, Director, Crew Product Management.

About eTripTrader, Inc. – Based in Boise, ID, eTripTrader provides automated, customizable, shift trading and employee/crew management systems. By implementing eTripTrader’s products, the company’s clients employ workplace flexibility as a business strategy rather than an employee perk. 

eTripTrader, Inc. was founded in 2002 with the launch of its trip trading product, eTripTrader, to enable airline pilots to trade flying trips.  By 2007 the trip trading system was renovated and rebranded as Crew Companion, when it successfully began serving the needs of thousands of pilots and flight attendants.  The company’s forward thinking and passion for innovation led to further expansion in 2009.  That year, eTripTrader   expanded its product line by adding a shift trading solution, SkedFlex, and now its products are serving over 19,000 employees throughout the country. The company’s growth and innovative efforts were also recognized in the Boise community, which granted eTripTrader with the “2012 Small Business of the Year” award. For more information on eTripTrader, Inc., visit

About Navtech, Inc. – Navtech, Inc. is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 350 airlines and aviation services customers.  Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions.  Many of Navtech’s products can be configured as part of an EFB solution, including take-off data calculation, weight and balance, and aeronautical charts.  These products, supported by Navtech’s AS9100 and ISO: 9001 certification, directly support millions of flights each year and help Navtech customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.

Navtech is an international company with offices just outside of Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario – Canada’s Technology Center – and in Stockholm, London, and Ahmedabad, India, and is further supported by satellite offices around the world.  Its home on the web,, is the first and only site for viewing the Navtech Aviation Poster Collection, a collection of hundreds of posters and other ephemera that capture the history of aviation through the arresting graphic design of the day.

About PenAir, Alaska – Orin Seybert founded Peninsula Airways in 1955.  He was 19 years old, living in Pilot Point, Alaska and owned a 1946 two-seat Taylorcraft.  In 1956, a four-seat Piper Tri-Pacer was purchased, and the company was officially named    Peninsula Airways.  Today, the airline is one of the largest regional airlines in Alaska and one of the largest leasers of Saab 340 aircraft in the United States. With its     headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, PenAir currently employs over 500 employees statewide.  In 2012, PenAir branched out to the east coast serving routes from Boston to Presque Isle, Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine and Plattsburgh, New York.  With three       aircraft and nearly 45 flights per week, PenAir employs over 55 individuals throughout the northern East Coast region.  Visit for additional PenAir information and news.