Empire Airlines chooses fellow Idaho company eTripTrader

BOISE, Idaho — Empire Airlines has selected the SkedFlex Crew Management System (SkedFlex CMS) by eTripTrader to ensure compliance with the complicated new Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 117 flight, duty, and rest requirements for aircrew. After receiving government regulatory approvals, Empire Airlines will operate a Hawaii inter-island service for ‘Ohana by Hawaiian; a regional brand of Hawaiian Airlines. The operation will initially provide direct service from Honolulu to the islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i.

SkedFlex CMS by Boise, Idaho-based eTripTrader, is an agile software platform that provides regional airlines with all the features they need to manage their crew and aircraft fleet at a fraction the cost of antiquated solutions used by many other regional and major air carriers.

SkedFlex CMS automates many of the crew management processes currently done manually by Empire and other regional airlines significantly reducing workloads, improving operational efficiency, and ensuring compliance with company and federal regulations.

About eTripTrader Based in Boise, ID, eTripTrader provides automated crew management and tracking systems for regional airlines as well as automated employee shift trading and aircrew trip trading systems for large airlines and companies in other industries. 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 21,000 employees throughout the country.

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