Ltd. was formed in 1993. The objective of the company was to
create a software solution that would meet the future communications
needs of passengers. The original ASI Group was a hardware manufacturer,
whose intellectual property comprised a hardware platform that evolved
over a 7-year development program with Qantas Airways.
early 1990’s with the advent of the Inmarsat global satellite
constellation for aircraft, Qantas produced a specification for a system
that could be used by the cabin crew as a management tool. The
system designated the Aircraft Communication and Management System “ACAMS”,
was designed to communicate throughout the airlines’ Virtual Private
Network (operated by SITA) and administer the onboard crew functions
such as the duty free transactions and cabin maintenance requirements.
The Qantas program drew considerable attention and resulted in ASI
qualifying as an approved subcontractor with Airbus, and completing 31
installations on Qantas Boeing aircraft.
late 1990’s, the world airline focus had shifted from onboard crew
administration tools to providing passenger communications and in-seat
entertainment. ASI recognised that as telephones proliferated throughout
international airlines, a new opportunity would emerge. By
creating an interface between the passenger’s notebook computer,
cellphone and the
onboard communications network, passengers would be able to access
messaging services. With this in mind, ASI focused its efforts on developing
its latest products, the ASiQnet, G3CARS and BizjetMobile systems.
Ronald J. Chapman -
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ronald J. Chapman is the Chief Executive Officer for
ASiQ Ltd. Commencing in 1987, Mr. Chapman founded
the group and remains the managing director and controlling shareholder
of ASI Holdings Pty. Ltd. and ASI Technologies Pty. Ltd. Since
inception, Mr. Chapman has overseen the product development and
coordinated the marketing for the ASI group of companies. Mr.
Chapman is also managing director and the beneficial owner of all of the
issued and outstanding shares of Chapman International Pty. Ltd., a
shareholder of the Company. Between 1983 and 1986 Mr. Chapman
formed Chapman Internaitonal which developed a range of home, marine and aircraft secuirty systems. With the incorporation of the ASI group, during 1987 to 1999 developed
the first worldwide monitored aircraft security surveillance system. Between 1991
- 96 developed the worlds first certified Cabin Crew Satellite Data
Link for Qantas. Between 1995 and 2000 launched with CMC Electronics
the ASI-9000 program, a video server infotainment system. For the past decade Mr. Chapman has directed the ASiQnet, G3CARS programs
and is the creator of the, BizjetMobile and iJetCell program.
Philip A. Shiels - Chief
Financial Officer and Director
Mr. Philip A. Shiels has been a Director of the ASI group of companies
since 1996. From 1992 to the present, Mr. Shiels has operated
Shiels & Co., Victoria, Australia, a private consulting practice
providing management and corporate advisory services. Shiels & Co.
has served as a consultant to ASI Technologies Pty. Ltd., ASI Holdings
Pty. Ltd. and ASiQ Ltd. since 1994. Mr. Shiels
has served as the Director of Finance for ASI Holdings Pty. Ltd.
Mr. Shiels received a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) Degree from the
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1976 and has been an
Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
GRAHAM O. CHAPPELL - Director
Mr. Graham O.
Chappell, based in Melbourne, Australia, he has been a director of the ASI Group from its inception, and a consultant to ASI Technologies Pty Ltd, ASI Holding Pty Ltd, and ASIQ Ltd. He has worked in the aerospace and military industry for more than 40 years, and since 1985, Mr Chappell has been the principal of Chappell Salikin Weil Associates Pty Ltd (CSW), an aerospace, technology and defense industry consultancy organization together with it’s sister trading company International Aviation Services Pty Ltd. He has directed the Transaero, Inc (New York) Regional Office’s activities throughout the Australia/ NZ/Pacific for more than 12 years. Mr Chappell graduated as an Aeronautical Engineer from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, attended the RAeS Air Transport Course (Oxford), and the M.Sc (Air Transport Engineering ) course at Cranfield University.
ASI operates from three locations:
Marketing, Engineering and Administration office at 2/1 Contour Close,
Research, Victoria, 3095, Australia.
Regional Marketing Offices: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Montreal Canada
For more information regarding ASIQ or
its programs, please contact
2/1 Contour Cl,
Research, Victoria, 3095,
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